The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Tow Law, County Durham
St. Joseph (R.C.). © Bill Henderson.
Former Presbyterian Church on Bridge Street, now a private residence. © Peter Morgan (2013). Although not even certainly a church when Peter photographed it, Howard Richter has been doing some research, and has provided this link (see page 6), which dates the church to 1863. It also says that the congregation had met previously in the Mechanics Institute (is this still extant?). An old postcard on E-Bay shows a small spire which was taken down at some point. At its closure in 1986 it was part of the U.R.C. Sale notice (chapel). Sale notice (adjoining manse).
The demolished Primitive Methodist Chapel (postcard is on an external website) stood on Dan's Castle at SE 1173 3943. Opened in 1846, it closed in 1965 when it became unsafe due to old mine workings. The site is now under a road leading off from Dan's Castle. Link.
04 November 2015
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