The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Pontefract on Wikipedia.

All Saints was seriously damaged during the civil war, and stood in ruins for many years. It was partially restored in early Victorian times, and again in the 1960's. Some of the carved fragments were incorporated into the restored tower. SE 463 225. Both Steve Bulman. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Balaam (2011).

The foundations of an Anglo-Saxon Church were uncovered in an excavation in 1985-6 on The Booths. A plaque at the site says that it is mentioned in Domesday as Kirkebi Church. Janet Gimber (2017).

Cemetery Chapel. SE 455 223. Steve Bulman.

Central Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bill Henderson.

The Crematorium Chapel on Wakefield Road. Janet Gimber (2018).

Evangelical Church on Finkle Street. Bill Henderson.

Micklegate Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.

The remains of the Norman Chapel, and Elizabethan Chapel, in Pontefract Castle. What is believed to be a third chapel lies under the grass, so far unexcavated. All Janet Gimber (2017).

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) on Liquorice Way. Janet Gimber (2010). A previous home to the Friends' stood on Southgate. A plaque at the site explains that it was originally a burial ground (from 1664). A Meeting House was built here in 1697, and demolished in 1948, although oddly, another sign immediately beside the plaque gives dates for the Meeting House of 1697-1975. Both Janet Gimber (2018).

St. Giles, has recently undergone extensive restoration. Just visible at the left is the Butter Cross. A view from the other side of the church. SE 456 220. Both Steve Bulman.

St. Joseph (R.C.); a plaque describes a little of its history. Bill Henderson.





01 September 2018

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