The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Consett, County Durham
Churches in Blackhill.
Former chapel on Front Street. My appreciation to Howard Richter, who has identified this as pre-1900 Wesleyan Methodist. NZ 108 507. It was replaced by a larger, and now-demolished church on Middle Street, and which is now a block of commercial premises, shown on a Google Streetview - here. There must be photos of this church out there.... © Mike Berrell (2012). Howard has drawn my attention to a postcard for sale on bay, which offers a glimpse of this second church - see here and scroll down. Use the magnifier to zoom in on the church, which is above the "tre" of Street in the caption. Of course how long this will be available to view is anyone's guess.
Christ Church (previously incorrectly identified as the Baptist Church) on Parliament Street. NZ 107 510. © Dave Foreman. Thanks to Dominic Haney for the correction. Another view, © Alan Blacklock. Two interior views - 1, 2, both © Mike Berrell (2012).
Methodist Church (1970) on Station Road. NZ 1105 5079. © Mike Berrell (2012). Link. The church was built on the site of a Primitive Methodist Church, the third locally. The first one was on Trafalgar Street, where the public library now stands (NZ 1084 5093). It was in use from 1845 until 1864 when the congregation moved to new premises - which is now the Gospel Hall (see above) - and remained there until 1913. The next Chapel was in use from 1913 until 1970, when the present church replaced it. A photo and an illustration of this church are available here.
21 June 2018
© Steve Bulman