The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Ibberton, Dorset, St. Eustace. ST 7894 0757. Chris Kippin (2022). Link. Grade II* listed. About half a mile to the NNW stands a (former?) Methodist Chapel. Originally Primitive Methodist, and dated here to 1869, it was seen by Streetview in 2011. ST 7856 0834. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Its date-stone, of which there is a photo here, is for 1884. ST 7889 0772. Chris Kippin (2022).
Ible, Derbyshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Wood Lane dates from 1825, and closed after 1979. Now in residential use. SK 249 457. Richard Roberts (2014). Grade II listed.
Ibstock, Leicestershire, St. Denys.
 A tomb in the churchyard to members of the Paget family. SK 4046 0956. Both David Regan (2016 and 2020). Link. Grade II* listed. The Baptist Church on Chapel Lane has a date-stone for 1836 or 1856, visible in a 2016 Streetview here. SK 4083 1040. David Regan (2020). Link. The Methodist Church stands on Melbourne Road at SK 4047 0994. The 1903 25" O.S. map marks it as Wesleyan. David Regan (2020). Link. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel stands on Curzon Street. Its My Primitive Methodist entry dates it to 1867. Its date of closure and subsequent  conversion to secular use is not so far known. SK 4100 1042. David Regan (2020). A Wesleyan Reform Chapel stands on Melbourne Road at SK 4058 1033. It has a date-stone for 1911. David Regan (2020). Link. The 1904 6" map shows a Chapel on what the 25" map labels as Reform Road, which ran between High Street and Melbourne Road. The road itself is (today) just a narrow path - the Chapel stood on the right-hand side somewhere behind the red brick building, seen in a 2011 Streetview here. SK 4055 0994. Lastly, the cemetery on Curzon Street has a Mortuary Chapel at SK 4121 1058. It can be seen on a Streetview here.
Ibthorpe, Hampshire, the former Methodist Chapel of 1864. SU 379 536.
Chris Kippin (2018).

Ickburgh, Norfolk, St. Peter, on Ashburton Road. Although a 14th century church, much of the present building is of the mid-19th century restoration. TL 8164 9506. Richard Roberts (2017). Another view, three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the porch, piscina and sedilia, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II* listed. Older O.S. maps mark St. Mary & St. Lawrence's Chapel (Remains of), which the 1" of 1955 shows as Chapel (Site of). TL 8076 9461. Its grade II listing calls it Bridge House - two semi-detached houses - a converted former leper chapel. Streetview saw it in 2010.
Ickford, Buckinghamshire, St. Nicholas. Another view, showing the tower. SP 6459 0737. Both Steve Bulman. Link. Grade I listed. Older O.S. maps show a Baptist Chapel on Sheldon Road at SP 6499 0725. It's dated here to 1825. Chapel Cottage (2011 Streetview) stands on the site today - is this the converted chapel, or a newer building on the same site?
Ickham, Kent, St. John the Evangelist. TR 222 581. Geoff Watt. Link. Another view, a fine sun-dial, interior, the tomb of Thomas de Baa, and the font, which, though handsome, looks too crisp to have any great age. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade I listed. The remains of Well Chapel. Another view. Both Dave Godden.
Ickleford, Hertfordshire, St. Kathryn. Bill McKenzie.
Icklesham, East Sussex, St. Nicholas. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street. Two interior views - 1, 2, the East window, and the font. Ickleton is famed for its wall-paintings - 1, 2. TL 4947 4386. All David Regan (2019).Link. Grade I listed. Part of the churchyard wall is separately listed as grade II. The former Methodist Church (1852) on Abbey Street, now converted to residential use. Older maps label it as Primitive Methodist, and Genuki, quoting from an old directory, dates it to 1852. TL 4900 4354. David Regan (2019). Estate Agents notice. There was at one time a Congregational Chapel on Frogge Street. The site had been cleared when the Streetview camera passed by in 2008, and a house, perhaps reflecting the style of the chapel, subsequently built (2021 Streetview). The same source quoted earlier dates it to 1842. An old photo is available here. TL 4946 4364. O.S. maps indicate Abbey Farm Remains of Priory at circa TL 4894 4367, but see the Wikipedia article where doubts about its exact location are expressed.
Icklingham, Suffolk, St. James (C), on The Street. Thanks go to Rik Powell for identifying Jim Huling's photo which was previously in the "Unknown" section. It was suspected to be in SE England or East Anglia, and so it proved to be. TL 7704 7305. Jim Huling. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed. All Saints, also on The Street, is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view, the interior, and two views of the font - 1, 2. The in situ medieval floor tiles are an unusual survival. TL 7758 7260. All David Regan (2019). Another interior view, and the pulpit, both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. A ghost story. Grade I listed. The village also had a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on The Street, at TL 7735 7282. It, or a building with the same footprint, survives as a house, seen here in a Streetview from 2021. It pre-dates a map of 1904.
Ickornshaw, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. David Regan (2011). Link. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1876). Closed in the mid-1980's and converted to residential use. SO 965 430. Stuart Mackrell.
Ickworth, Suffolk, St. Mary, from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.

Idbury, Oxfordshire, St. Nicholas, which has a fine, blocked Norman doorway, and an unusual tomb in the churchyard. All John Salmon.
Iddesleigh, Devon, St. James. SS 5690 0822. Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church stands a little way north of the village at SS 5687 0847. Older maps show a Bible Christian chapel on the same site, aligned north-south, closer to the junction. The church website dates the present building to 1993, and a date-stone confirms this. Recycled from the earlier building is a date-stone for 1890. Chris Kippin (2021).
Ide, Devon, St. Ida. SX 8978 9033. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Carole Sage (2010). Link. Grade II listed.
Ideford, Devon, St. Mary.
Andrew Ross (2018). Link. Grade II listed.
Iden, East Sussex, All Saints, Norman, with C15 work. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2. TQ 91551 23752. All Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Iden Green, Kent, Congregational Church. TQ 804 318. Geoff Watt.
Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire - see Bradford.
Idlicote, Warwickshire, St. James the Great. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Idmiston, Wiltshire, All Saints, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two more views - 1, 2, and the interior. SU 1971 3735. All Chris Kippin (2022).
 Link. Grade I listed. For other listed features associated with the church, see here. The former Methodist Chapel, which was originally Wesleyan, pre-dating a map of 1879. SU 1949 3800. Chris Kippin (2022). Genuki lists two other places of worship - a Baptist Church, and the Chapel of St. Thomas. The latter is mentioned here as having been at an uncertain location at West Farm, which is at SU 1951 3779 - here's a general view of the farm, from Streetview in 2021. I can't find any evidence of a Baptist Church, but perhaps the Baptist at nearby Porton is meant (for which see the Wiltshire page).
Idridgehay, Derbyshire, St. James the Great. SK 285 491. Bruce Read.
Idsworth, Hampshire, St. Hubert. Derek Jordan. Photo is on an external web-site. Link.
Idwal, Gwynedd, the former Mission R
oom. Built sometime between 1889 and 1900 (from map evidence), it also served as a school-room. It closed between 1953/4 and 1963/4, and by 1970 had been converted into a youth hostel. SH 648 604. Martin Richter (2011). Link.

Iffley, Oxfordshire - see the Oxford page.
Ifield, West Sussex, St. Margaret. TQ 247 376. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Iford, East Sussex, St. Nicholas. TQ 408 074. Kevin Gordon. Link.

Ightam Mote (near Ivy Hatch), Kent, Old Chapel. New Chapel (on the upper floor). Interior view, and the painted ceiling. All Janet Gimber (2014). Link. Grade I listed (for the entire building).
Ightfield, Shropshire, St. John the Baptist. SJ 5925 3865. Don Tomkinson. The grade II* listing dates it to the late 15th century, with a restoration and partial re-build in 1865.
Ightham, Kent, St. Peter. Dave Westrap. TQ 594 569. Link. And an old postcard, courtesy of the Tony Larkin Collection.

Iken, Suffolk, St. Botolph. TM 4120 5663. From an old postcard in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. A modern view, and the interior, both Richard Roberts (2024). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.

Ilam, Staffordshire, Church of the Holy Cross. SK 133 507. Mike Berrell. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, two interior views - 1, 2, altar and the wonderful font, all Dennis Harper (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Ilchester, Somerset, St. Mary Major on Church Street. ST 5226 2261. Chris Kippin (2021). Grade II* listed. St. Mary Minor once stood on the east side of the road just south of the bridge over the Yeo. VCH gives some history, and dates it to no later than 1227-8, and "still standing in Leland's time" - the early 16th century, but "had evidently disappeared a century later". It site can be seen on a Streetview of 2016. ST 5222 2278. The same source also mentions St. Michael, St. Peter, St.  Olave, St. John the Baptist, Holy Trinity, and a bridge chapel dedicated to St. Leonard, probably demolished in 1797. Here's a view of the present bridge from the north, from Streetview in 2016. The precise location of St. John (pre-1207 to post-1486) is lost, but the VCH suggests it may have been close to the old gaol. That too is long gone, and it's supposed site (somewhere near the distant white van) can be seen in a Streetview of 2009. All knowledge of the location of St. Olave and St. Peter is lost, but St. Michael was above the south gate of the town walls, the site of which (roughly where the diversion sign is) can be seen here on a Streetview of 2016. Holy Trinity was the chapel of the Whitehall hospital. Older O.S. maps show the site of Whitehall Nunnery at ST 5218 2279. If accurate, it stood somewhere to the right of the access roadway seen in this 2016 Streetview, near the dark tree. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Church Street is now in commercial use. Its grade II listing dates it to 1850. ST 5222 2265. Chris Kippin (2021). Old maps show an Independent/Congregational Chapel (1799) off Almshouse Lane, at ST  5216 2260. What I assume to be the building was seen by the Streetview van in 2009. The cemetery on Limington Road has a Mortuary Chapel, at ST 5291 2245. Streetview saw it saw it in 2009.
Ilderton, Northumberland, St. Michael. NU 017 218. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Ilford, Greater London, Ilford Islamic Centre (aka Islamic Society of Britain - Ilford Branch, Association of Ilford Muslims) on Albert Road. TQ 440 863. Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain.
Ilfracombe, Devon.
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, All Saints, mostly dates from a re-build of 1860. SE 117 478. From an old postcard (franked 1908), in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Stan Walker. Another view, Stuart Mackrell. Link. Christchurch (Methodist and U.R.C.) was originally Wesleyan, of 1869. Alan Blacklock. Another view, Stuart Mackrell. Link.
Ben Rhydding Methodist Church, David Regan (2013). The "Old Wesleyan Chapel" stands at the junction of Skipton Road and Bolton Bridge Road. It has a blue plaque which dates it to 1834-69, and was the predecessor of what is now Christchurch. SE 1134 4779. Steve Bulman (2022). Link.
Illingworth, West Yorkshire, St. Mary. SE 069 283. Michael Bourne. Link.
Illogan, Cornwall.
Illogan Downs, Cornwall,
the former Methodist Chapel (originally Wesleyan) of 1861. SW 6644 4311. Paul E. Barnett (2015). This source says it was closed in 1975, and speculates that there may have been an earlier chapel, later used as the Sunday School, which stands or stood set back from the other side of the road at SW 6639 4205. If it survives, it's the long building seen here in a Streetview from 2020. The same source also mentions references to a Free Methodist Chapel hereabouts, but it remains un-located.
Illogan Highway, Cornwall,
Methodist Church on Agar Road, built as Wesleyan before 1880, when it shows on the OS map of that vintage. When still available, the church website, said that three church buildings (1843, 1888 and 1903) made up the present church; it isn't clear which of these are visible in the photo. However, the building at left bears date 1839. Another view. SW 6794 4160. Both Paul E. Barnett (2014 and 2023). It had evidently closed by 2023, as a Streetview from then shows a "for sale" sign. The site of Chili Road United Methodist Free Chapel. The small plaque at top right also mentions that Thomas Merrit, was organist here. More on Thomas here. Interior and exterior photos are available here. SW 6794 4172. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Ilmer, Buckinghamshire, St. Peter. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, and three of the interior - 1, 2, 3 (including the font). SP 7693 0549. All Karel Kuča (2011). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ilmington, Warwickshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. St. Philip (R.C.). Another view. It was originally a Roman Catholic school, built in 1867 and closed in 1931. It opened as a church in 1935, but is now closed, the last Mass being held on 13 July 2013. Both John Bowdler (2013). Their website is (at the moment) still available. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1848), now converted to residential use. John Bowdler (2013).
Illston on the Hill, Leicestershire, St. Michael & All Angels.  Pamela Weston.
Ilminster, Somerset.
Ilsington, Devon, St. Michael. Two additional views - 1, 2, the latter showing the curious lych-gate. SX 7854 7614. All Andrew Ross. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church was built as Wesleyan, and has a date-stone for 1852. Interior view. A 2011 Streetview. SX 7785 7579. Both
Heath Nickels. It was offered for sale in 2019.
Ilton, Somerset, St. Peter on Church Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. The list of vicars commences in 1643. ST 352 175. Grade II* listed. A former Chapel on Church Road, dated 1874 (date-stone). Circa ST 350 174. Grade II listed. All Mike Berrell (2014).

Imber, Wiltshire, St. Giles. Imber is famous as the village evacuated during WWII to allow for its use in military exercises. Despite several attempts, the residents were never allowed to return. The church is the only building which is still maintained - it's under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Several services are still held each year. Another view (note the five pinnacles on the tower!). Interior view on a very busy open day. The church retains some medieval wall-paintings, and, very unusually, a C17 change-ringers chart. The roof timbers are very plain. The altar, and an unusual and handsome monument. ST 965 483. All Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Grade I listed. This BBC article (drawn to my attention by Howard Richter) has more on the the village, and on the hanging and ringing of a new peal of bells.
Immingham, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Impington, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. TL 4478 6322. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.

Ince, Cheshire, St. James the Great on Pool Lane. SJ 4499 7636. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed. The churchyard wall has a separate listing, as grade II. Old large scale maps show a Chapel (Remains of) on Marsh Lane at SJ 4496 7660. As far as I can tell, it is no longer extant, and its site now has housing on it - 2022 Streetview. Can you tell me anything about it?
Ince-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester.
Inchbirchworth, South Yorkshire, the former Methodist Chapel (1893-2014), is now residential, and was originally Wesleyan. The attached ministers house stands nearer to the camera.
SE 2231 0598. David Regan (2021).
Inchbrook, Gloucestershire, Our Lady of the Annunciation (R.C.). Janet Gimber (2016).
Inchcolm Island, Fife, a distant view of Inchcolm Abbey. Jim Parker (2013). Link.
Indian Queens, Cornwall, Immanuel Church (United Methodist Free Church, 1876) on Chapel Road. Its date-stone reads Queens Immanuel Church. SW 9163 5875. Paul E. Barnett (2016). South-east of the church is a Preaching Pit of 1850. Not visible to Streetview, photos of it can be found here. SW 9180 5866. The Methodist Church on Chapel Road was originally Wesleyan. Two more views - 1, 2. SW 9184 5900. All Paul E. Barnett (2016 and 2022). Link. On early maps, a Wesleyan Chapel is shown round the corner on St. Francis Road, at SW 91884 5902, and was presumably the predecessor of the present church. In a 2010 Streetview, the building at the right is the Sunday School dated 1924; the earlier chapel stood at about where the telegraph pole is. Both Paul E. Barnett (2016). Mission Church of St. Francis on St. Francis Road, as seen by Streetview in 2009. SW 9164 5912. Link.
Ingham, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Dave Hitchborne. Another view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II listed. Methodist Chapel, David Regan (2018).
Ingham, Norfolk, Holy Trinity. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ingham, Suffolk, St. Bartholomew. A 14th century church, heavily restored in 1861. Interior view. TL 885 705. Both Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ingleby, Derbyshire, Anchor Church. A curious entry this one - this is a cave said to have been where St. Hardulph lived and prayed, in the 6th or 7th century. The name derives from Anchorite Church. SK 338 271. Richard Roberts (2014). Link.
Ingleby Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, Wesleyan Chapel. NZ 44706 00947. Robert Hellier (2016).
Ingleby Greenhow, North Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. NZ 5808 0628. Both Kenneth Paver. Another view, two more interiors - 1, 2, a pig column capital, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade I listed. Several tombs and churchyard features are listed separately here.
Inglesham, Wiltshire, St. John the Baptist. It has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since 1979. Interior view, the altar and font, and a stone-carved Madonna and Child, allegedly Saxon. SU 2053 9843. All Chris Stafford (2013). Two more interiors - 1, 2, both Carole Sage (2009). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.
Ingleton, Co. Durham, St. John the Evangelist. NZ 174 206. Steve Bulman. Interior view, Alan Blacklock. Methodist Church. NZ 175 206. Steve Bulman.
Ingleton, North Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SD 695 732. Elaine Hindson. Another view. Steve Bulman (2011). Interior view, Alan Blacklock (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Church (1838, enlarged 1884). SD 695 731. Mrs. Janet Dalby. Another view. Steve Bulman (2011). Link. Ingleton Evangelical Church. SD 693 725. Steve Bulman (2011). Link.
Inglewhite, Lancashire, Congregational Chapel on Silk Mill Lane. SD 547 398. Philip Kapp. Another view, John Balaam (2018). Link.
Ingliston, City of Edinburgh - see City of Edinburgh.
Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. TF 5595 6883. George Weston. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the font, all
David Regan (2022). Link. Grade I listed. The war memorial in the churchyard is listed as grade II. Methodist Church on Sea Lane. TF 5637 6879. George Weston. This was successor to an originally Primitive Methodist Chapel on Skegness Road, at TF 5612 6855. It's dated here to 1908-1953, there having been an earlier chapel of 1836 on the same site.
Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. TF 0102 3006. Both Marion Hall. Another view, two carved capitals - 1, 2,
three more of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Methodist Church on Chapel Lane, built as Wesleyan in 1863. TF 0111 3016. Mike Berrell (2012).
Ingoldsthorpe, Norfolk, St. Michael. A charming gargoyle. John Salmon.
Ingram, Northumberland, St. Michael and All Angels. NU 019 163. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II* listing, which says there is fabric of the 11th century in the tower. The lychgate is listed, as are a churchyard monument and the nearby rectory.
Ingrow, West Yorkshire, St. John the Evangelist, dates from 1843. Another view, showing the apse. Both Stan Walker.
Ings, Cumbria, St. Anne. Another view. SD 4460 9863. Both George Weston. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the East window, and the font, and the armorial and tablet above the entrance door, which says it was re-built in 1743, all Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ingworth, Norfolk, the thatched St. Lawrence. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, font, and a window. All Chris Stafford (2012). Another view, Peter Morgan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, St. Mary. Liam Murphy.
Inkberrow, Worcestershire, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed- link. Bethesda Chapel (1861). Peter Morgan (2012).
Inkersall Green, Derbyshire, St. Columba. SK 4219 7339. Link. Methodist Church on Summerskill Green and Hillman Drive. This photo of an apparently minuscule church is misleading, as a Streetview from 2011 shows an attached building. According to the church Facebook page, most of the church was demolished in 2018 for structural reasons. SK 4214 7333. Link. Both
David Regan (2021).
Inkpen, Berkshire, St. Michael. Interior view. SU 3578 6377. Both from an old postcards in Judy Flynn's collection. Link. Grade II* listed. Old maps show a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Craven Road, at SU 3600 6420. Genuki dates it to 1860, and it is still shown as active on a map revised by 1922. A double garage stands on the site, seen here by Streetview in 2009 - the brickwork looks recent enough to suggest that no trace of the chapel remains.
Inner Farne - see Farne Islands.
Inner Hope, Devon, Methodist Church. The interior. SX 6756 3955. Both
Heath Nickels. Link.
Innerleithen, Borders.
Innerwick, East Lothian, Church of Scotland. James Denham (2010).
Innerwick, Perth & Kinross, Church of Scotland (1828, on the site of an earlier church). Interior view. NN 588 475. Both John Cannon. Link. Grade B listed.
Innis Downs, Cornwall, the Methodist chapel of 1846, originally Bible Christian, and successor to an earlier chapel of 1820 (source). It stands within an older Quaker burial ground. SX 0263 6217. Paul E. Barnett (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Inniscrone, Co. Sligo, Catholic Church. Bill Henderson.
Insch, Aberdeenshire, the ruins of St. Drostan (as seen by Streetview in 2008), predecessor of Auchterless (for which see Auchterless, above) and Insch parish churches. Better photos can be seen in the appended links. NJ 6333 2814. Link1. Link2. Category C listed. The Parish Church (CoS) on Western Road, as seen by Streetview in 2021. This source dates it to 1881-3. NJ 6311 2821. The church hall (Streetview 2021) stands opposite, and could be mistaken for a church. St. Drostan (Episcopal, 1894, source) is on Commerce Street, and was seen by Streetview in 2021. Category C listed. A Masonic Lodge on High Street is a former Congregational Chapel. Seen by Streetview in 2021, it's dated here to 1874 (or possibly a few years earlier). NJ 6333 2818. The fire station (Streetview 2021) on High Street stands on the site of a Free Church. It's dated here to 1852, with a temporary predecessor of 1843. NJ 6332 2806.
Inskip, Lancashire, St. Peter (1848). John Balaam (2018). Link. Grade II listed. Baptist Church. Mark Eccles. Link.
Instow, Devon, St. John the Baptist. Another view. SS 4797 3099. Both Chris Kippin (2024). Link. Grade I listed. The lych-gate, numerous headstones, in the churchyard etc., are listed - for which see here. The former Methodist Chapel on Anstey Way, which built as Wesleyan in 1838. It had closed no later than 2021 - news item. SS 4734 3043. Chris Kippin (2024). Grade II listed. All Saints Chapel and Community Centre on Down Road (Anglican). SS 4738 3053. Chris Kippin (2024). Link.

Inveraray, Argyll & Bute.
Inverasdale, Highland, Free Church. NG 821 855. Peter Amsden. It is now presumably a former Free Church, as it no longer shows on the official Free Church website. A Streetview of 2011 is available here.
Inverboyndie, Aberdeenshire, the ruins of St. Brandon, aka Old Kirk of Boyndie. NJ 6665 6452. Martin Briscoe. Link.

Inverchaolain, Argyll & Bute, CoS. NS 090 753. Ann Galliard. Link.
Inveresk, East Lothian, St. Michael's Parish Kirk. James Denham.
Invergarry, Highland, Glengarry Parish Church (1864). Another view. NH 304 012. Both Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade B listed. St. Finnan (R.C.). NH 309 007. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Invergordon, Highland, Church of Scotland. NH7068. St. Joseph (R.C.). NH7068. Both Bill Henderson.
Inverinate, Highland, the Kintail Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Inverkeilor, Angus, CoS. Former Free Church. Both Derek Robertson.
Inverkip, Argyll & Bute. Martin Briscoe.
Invermoriston, Highland, the church. Martin Briscoe.
Inverness, Highland.
Inwardleigh, Devon, St. Petroc(k). Another view. SX 5601 9945. Both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade II* listed.

Iona, Argyll & Bute.
Ipplepen, Devon, St. Andrew. Interior view. SX 834 665. Both John Hawkins. Link.
Ipstones, Staffordshire, St. Leonard. Interior view. SK 018 503. Link. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, dating from 1837, now in secular use. SK 023 501. All Mike Berrell. The former Wesleyan Chapel, dating from the 1830's, It was succeeded in 1861 by what is the present Methodist Church, and the original chapel now serves as the church hall. Both  Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Ipswich, Suffolk.

Irby in the Marsh, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and font. TF 4684 6375. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. TF 4731 6380. David Regan (2016). About half a mile S.E. of the church is a former Primitive Methodist Chapel at TF 4737 6317. Seen here by Streetview in 2008, the date-stone above the door is for 1837. Now apparently in residential use, its entry here says it closed in 1934. The photo therein shows it as it was in 1995.
Irby upon Humber, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Irchester, Northamptonshire, St. Katherine. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ireby, Cumbria, St. James. NY 2379 3921. Link. Grade II listed. Ireby Old Church, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. NY 22394 3931. Link. Grade I listed. Both Steve Bulman. A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands in the village at NY 2384 3904. It can be seen here on a 2010 Streetview - its date-stone is for 1870.
Ireland, Mainland, Shetland, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Ireland Wood, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, High House Chapel (Methodist). Originally Wesleyan, a board declares it to be "The oldest Methodist Chapel to have held weekly services since its foundation in 1760". The same claim is made for the Methodist Church in Newbiggin (for which, see the County Durham page). Another view. NY 8726 3854. All Martin Richter (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Irlam, Greater Manchester.
Ireleth, Cumbria, St. Peter (1865). SD 2236 7746. John Balaam (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Ireton Wood, Derbyshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Bullhill Lane. Built in 1869, it closed about 1979 and was subsequently converted to residential use. SK 282 477. Richard Roberts (2014).
Irlams o' th' Height, Salford, Greater Manchester - see Salford.
Irnham, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. TF 0235 2667. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). Another view, side-chapel, two good brasses - 1, 2, and the font; the church has a copy of the Luttrell Psalter (more on this here and here) all
David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed. The Luttrell family had a private Catholic Chapel here. When the family property was sold in the mid-19th century, the new owners were not Catholics, and didn't want a Catholic Chapel on their estate, so it was pulled down and re-erected in Corby Glen, where it was eventually converted for residential use (see the Corby Glen entry above). The National Archives entry for Irnham lists documents for a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel for 1917-1934. No maps I have access to show this chapel, and I can't find any other information about it.
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, St. James the Less on High Street. Interior view. Both Phil Draper. Another view. Jim Parker. What does this memorial in the churchyard commemorate? Jim Parker. Mike Berrell has advised that Arthur Mee's "The King's England" says that it was built by Robert Poyntz in 1390 to commemorate his grandmother. He also re-built the church at the same time, and he lies in the church in a tomb, with his wife. The top is carved as a knight in armour. Link. Grade I listed - link. The former Bethel Hall (Wesleyan Methodist, 1820), now in residential use. Janet Gimber (2012).
Iron Peartree, Herefordshire, Upper Maescoed Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist in 1924 - date-stone) at Upper Maesoed. SO 3261 3512. Both Paul Wood (2003).
Ironbridge, Shropshire, St. Luke. SJ 672 034. James Murray. Link.
Irongray, Dumfries and Galloway. Kevan Mellor. Another view. James Murray (2009).
Ironville, Derbyshire, Christ Church, on Casson Street. SK 4360 5192. From an old postcard (franked 1908), in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view,
David Regan (2021). Link. Grade II listed.
Irstead, Norfolk, St. Michael. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link.
Irthington, Cumbria, St. Kentigern. NY 4986 6163. Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II* listed.
Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, St. Peter. A difficult-to-photograph church. Another view. SP 9479 7064. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The former Strict Baptist Chapel of 1723 on Meeting Lane, off High Street. It was converted into housing circa 2011 - "Old Meeting House". The access to it can be seen on a Streetview from 2020. SP 9484 7076. Gerard Charmley (2021). Providence Strict Baptist Chapel (1903) on Finedon Road. SP 9433 7102. Gerard Charmley (2021). Methodist Church (1897) on College Street was successor to a Wesleyan Chapel on High Street. The old chapel was used as a Sunday School after the new chapel was opened. Gerard advises that it was subsequently sold to the Roman Catholics, but whether it was used by them as a church is so far not known. It's now in commercial use. SP 9453 7058 (old), SP 9448 7063 (current). Both Gerard Charmley (2021). Link. A map of 1885-6 shows a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Bakehouse Lane, now Baker Street. It's difficult to be certain exactly which property is being indicated, but I think it's one at SP 9443 7035 which had been demolished by the time of the 1901 6" map. If this is correct, then it stood where the side road starts in this Streetview from 2009. A Mortuary Chapel stands (or stood) in the cemetery immediately south of St. Peter, at SP 9483 7061. I haven't been able to find a photo of it, and it hasn't been seen by Streetview. O.S. maps show All Saints' Church (Site of) at SP 9507 7070. Some history of it can be found here. Its site stands somewhere behind the nearer trees seen here in a Streetview from 2009.
Irton, Cumbria, St. Paul. NY 0915 0047.
Malcolm Minshaw. Link. The grade II* listing dates it to 1857, replacing a medieval church on the same site.
Irvine, North Ayrshire.
Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh.
Irwell Vale, Lancashire, Methodist Church. Another view. Both John Balaam (2012).

Isel, Cumbria, St. Michael and All angels. Another view, and the interior. A marvellous church in a lovely location. Well worth a visit. NY 1623 3332. All Judith Anderson. Link. Grade I listed. A tomb in the churchyard has its own grade II* listing. The famous Viking "triskele stone" was stolen from the church in the 1980's, and has never been recovered. More on the stone here.
Isham, Northamptonshire, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. Previously in the Unknown section, this church was photographed by Claudio Sanfilippo when on a trip between Luton and Leeds in 1977. My appreciation to Simon Davies who identified it. Link.
Islay, Argyll & Bute.
Isle Abbots, Somerset, St. Mary the Virgin on Abbotts Way. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the squint. The list of incumbents goes back to 1262. ST 3526 2095. All Mike Berrell (2014). Another view (the top of the tower) and the font, both Christopher Skottowe (1965). Link. Grade I listed. A former Baptist Church, labelled as Bethesda on older O.S. maps, stands to the south of the village on Chapel Road, at ST 3495 2069. Wikipedia dates it to 1815. The date of closure is so far obscure. It was seen by Streetview in 2009.
Isle Brewers, Somerset, All Saints (1861). ST 369 211. Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Isle of Dogs, Greater London.
Isle of Grain, Kent - see Grain.
Isle of Lewis, Western Isles.
Isle of May, Fife, the ruins of St. Adrian's Chapel. Jim Parker (2016). Link.
Isle of Skye, Highland - see Skye.
Isleham, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. TL 4478 6322. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Isleham, St. Andrew. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel and the font. The church has much of interest, including monuments and brasses, of which here are a selection - 1, 2, 3, 4. TL 6437 7441. All David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. For the listed lych-gate and war memorial, see here. High Street Church (Baptist) stands just east of St. Andrew. TL 6444 7439. David Regan (2019). Now closed, as the church website takes one to The Ark Church, which sits on Beck Road. The most recent Streetview of 2011 doesn't show it, but the church website has exterior and interior photos. The history page dates the High Street church to 1812, with the first service in the new church in 2016. A Primitive Methodist Chapel shows on old maps on The Causeway. It's dated here to "by 1840" - 1976, when subsidence forced its closure and demolition. A bungalow stands on the site, seen by Streetview in 2011. Pound Lane Free Church is marked on O.S. maps as a Baptist Chapel. It was seen by Streetview in 2021. TL 6424 7452. Link. Grade II listed, which dates it to 1829. Also shown on O.S. maps is Priory (Remains of) on Church Street. An important survival, little altered since it was built circa 1100. Streetview saw it in 2021. TL 6425 7435. Link1. Link2.

Isles of Scilly.
Isley Walton, Leicestershire, All Saints, on a private road off the A453. A C13 foundation. SK 424 250. Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Islington, Greater London.
Islip, Northamptonshire, St. Nicholas. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the Kempe East window, altar and the font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Islip, Oxfordshire, dedicated to St. Nicholas. The tower. SP 526 140. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, the interior and chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Istead Rise, Kent, St. Barnabas, has now been extended. The new building is to the right. Both Dave Westrap. TQ 635 699. Link.

Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, St. John the Baptist, and its interior. SU 5345 3273. Both Chris Kippin (2022). Link. Grade II listed. A group of tombchests are separately listed as grade II.
Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, St. Mary the Virgin. David Packman at Now cared for by the Redundant Churches Fund.
Itchingfield, West Sussex, St. Nicholas (open most days). TQ 1314 2894. From an old postcard in Reg Dossell's Collection. A modern view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all
Charles Clegg (2012). The font, Christopher Skottowe (1963). Link. Grade II* listed. In the churchyard is a C15 priest's house, which is also grade II* listed. Another view. Both Christopher Skottowe (1963). Link.

Ivegill, Cumbria, Christ Church (1868, K). NY 4193 4331. Malcolm Minshaw. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Steve Bulman 2015. Link1. Link2.
Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 9455 1617. Corrall McCormack. Link. Grade I listed. Ivinghoe and Pitstone Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1865) on High Street. SP 9432 1609. Les Needham. Ian Travis has advised (2010) that this chapel is now closed. The village also has a former Baptist Chapel, on Station Road, at SP 9439 1629. It was seen by Streetview in 2019, and its grade II listing dates it to 1815.
Ivington, Herefordshire, St. John. SO 474 566. Ken Taylor.
Ivington Green, Herefordshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1907). Chris Kippin. Link, which says it closed in 1975.
Ivy Hatch - see Ightam Mote, above.
Ivybridge, Devon.
Ivychurch, Kent, St. George, which is commonly referred to as The Cathedral of the Fens. TR 0282 2767. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Dave Westrap. Two additional views - 1, 2, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade I listed.

Ixworth, Suffolk, St. Mary. The interior, and a carved poppyhead bench-end. TL 9314 7039. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. The war memorial in the churchyard is listed as grade II. The Methodist Church is on High Street. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. The church website has an interior view. TL 9326 7046. All Chris Kippin (2021). Some remains survive of Ixworth Augustinian Priory, but nothing of it can be seen on Streetview. Several photos and a history can be found here. TL 9298 7043.

Iwade, Kent, All Saints. TQ 902 680. Geoff Watt.
Iwerne Courtney, Dorset, St. Mary. June Norris.
Iwerne Minster, Dorset, St. Mary. June Norris. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Iwerne Stepleton, Dorset - see Stepleton, on the Dorset page.



10 May 2024

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