The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Baptist Church on South Street. SX 919 925. © Andrew Ross.
Christ Church on Salem Place. SX 928 932. © Andrew Ross.
Emmanuel Church - building commenced in 1897. Western Way/Okehampton Road. SX 911 923. © Andrew Ross.
The former Free Church. This photo was taken in 1983, when the building was being used as a print works. © Ray Harrington-Vail.
George's Meeting House, on South St., formerly a Non-Conformist Chapel, now a pub. SX 921 923. © Andrew Ross.
Hebrew Congregation Synagogue. SX 918 925. © Andrew Ross.
Holy Trinity Church. Previously of uncertain status, thanks to David Cornforth for identifying this as a church, and for advising of his website. On South St., this church is now the White Ensign Club. SX 921 923. © Andrew Ross.
The River Dream Centre, on Northernhay Street (1894). Can you advise former usage? © Andrew Ross. Link. My appreciation to Janet Gimber, whose researches have revealed the following - 1894 is the date of an extension to the Chapel. This extension is visible in the photo, as a smaller building beyond the 5-bayed chapel. The main chapel itself was built in 1839 as a Plymouth Brethren Chapel, and a comment in Pevsner shows that it was Elim Providence Chapel at some point as well.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church. SX 920 924. © Andrew Ross.
St. Andrew at Exwick, consecrated in 1842. SX 908 936. © Andrew Ross.
St. Anne's Orthodox Church (on Old Tiverton Road and Black Boy Road). SX 928 932. Andrew thinks this used to be a chapel, and that it looks older than the date given above the gate (1927). © Andrew Ross. It is indeed older than the date, which may be the date for the gate itself. Janet Gimber has found its interesting history here.
St. Edmund - a ruined bridge chapel. Another view, and another. SX 916 921. A plaque inside the tower reads "It became a Parish Church, was rebuilt 1833-4, damaged by fire in 1969, and made safe by partial demolition in 1975.” All © Andrew Ross. Link1. Link2.
A little fabric remains of St. Mary Major on South Street, which stands on the site of older church buildings, including a Saxon minster. See here for a good history, and old photos. SX 920 924. © Paul E. Barnett (2016).
St. Michael. SX 915 927. © Andrew Ross.
St. Sidwell. SX 924 930. Not a pretty building. Andrew thinks it might have re-built after WWII bombing, as the graveyard looks older. © Andrew Ross. As this old postcard proves, Andrew's suspicions are spot-on. From Reg Dosell's Collection.
St. Thomas on Cowick St. SX 912 917. © Andrew Ross.
St. Thomas (Methodist). SX 909 917. © Andrew Ross.
St. Thomas of Canterbury. This church is in the process of being sold off for re-development. SX 907 916. © Andrew Ross.
Salvation Army Hall. © Graeme Harvey.
Southernhay U.R.C. SX 924 927. © Andrew Ross.
The Chapel of the Holy Trinity and Maison Dieu on Magdalen Street, belonging to Wynards Almshouses. © Andrew Ross.
Possible old chapel, now a bed shop. SX 912 919. © Andrew Ross.
A possible former chapel at SX 919 925. © Paul E. Barnett (2016).
02 November 2016
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