The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Placename Index, Q

Quadring, Lincolnshire, St. Margaret of Antioch. Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Quainton, Buckinghamshire, St. Mary and Holy Cross on Church Street. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. The church is notable for its many fabulous monuments - here are some examples - 1, 2, 3, 4. SP 7500 2015. All David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed. A Baptist Chapel stands set back from Church Street, at SP 7476 2024. It can be seen in a Streetview from 2011, and it pre-dates a map of 1883. Link. A Primitive Methodist Chapel is also shown on the same map, on Lower Street at SP 7342 2011. Now The Old Chapel, it was seen by Streetview in 2011. It was still active into the 1950's at least.
Quaker's Yard, Merthyr Tydfil, the former Berthlwyd Baptist Chapel on Pentwyn Road, now in residential use. ST 1002 9619. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Quarff, Mainland, Shetland, Church of Scotland. It's dated here to 1828-9, where it also says that in 1993 it was "reported to have been disused for some time". HU 4285 3547. Tim Flitcroft (2012). After the previous church closed, what had been a Free Church (so named on a map of 1901) was used by the CoS, but that too closed and the building is now in residential use. Another view. HU 4279 3575. Both Alan Marsden (2024).
Quarley, Hampshire, St. Michael and All Angels. One of only 2 churches I know which have the bells outside the church (the other being Levens in Cumbria). SU 2728 4399. David Packman at Another view, Les Needham. Two more views - 1, 2, and the bells, all Karel Kuča (2007). Link. Grade II* listed.
Quarndon, Derbyshire, St. Paul (1874) on Church Road. SK 335 410. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1859), also on Church Road, is now in secular use. SK 334 409. Both Mike Berrell (2011).
Quarnford, Staffordshire, St. Paul. Four further views - 1, 2, 3, 4. SK 0258 6720. All
Iain Taylor. Grade II listed.
Quarrington, Lincolnshire, St. Botolph. TF 0540 4446.
Dave Hitchborne. Another view, David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Quarrington Hill, Co. Durham, the site of the demolished St. Paul, as seen by the Streetview van in 2009. A photo of the church is available here - it also supplies dates of 1868-1991. Demolition (for subsidence) followed two years later. NZ 3347 3791. This source mentions "St. Paul's Worship Centre in Quarrington Hill", which we must assume was the successor of the church. The last service was held in 1999. I haven't been able to discover a photo, or its location, but it may well have been the local community centre. Can you confirm this? The village also had Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist Chapels, both of which survive, though re-purposed. The P.M. was built in 1886 on Front Street, at NZ 3366 3745, and on later maps is labelled as Front Street Methodist Church. Now in commercial use, it can be seen in this 2010 Streetview. Mount Zion Wesleyan stood on Church Street at NZ 3368 3752. It had been built no later than 1902. Its 2009 Streetview suggests that it's now in residential use.
Quarry Bank, West Midlands., Christ Church on High Street. SO 929 861. Roy Graham. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2013). Congregational Church on High Street. Dennis Harper (2013).
Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Parish Church (CoS, 1884) on Limekilnburn Road. Adam Schofield (2014). Grade B listed.
Quatford, Shropshire, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. Both  Dennis Harper (2013). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the pulpit and font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Grade II* listed.
Quatt, Shropshire, St. Andrew. SO 757 882. Roy Graham. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire - see Gloucester.
Queen Camel, Somerset, St. Bartholomew. The interior, rood screen, and the fine font. ST 5974 2495. All Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade I listed.
Queen Charlton, Somerset, St. Margaret - a late 12th century church. Two additional views - 1, 2, and a gargoyle. ST 63429 67010. All Carole Sage (2017). Jan Bradley had sent me some scans of old stereoviews. This one was identified by Phil Draper. Phil was able to date one of the others as being of pre-1873 vintage, so this one is probably of a similar date. Grade II* listed.
Queenamuckle, Orkney (on Mainland). HY 415 216. Martin Briscoe.
Queenborough, Kent, Holy Trinity. 178 TQ 909 724. Geoff Watt. An old postcard view. courtesy of the Tony Larkin Collection. Link. Former Congregational Chapel, dated 1897. Now used (at least in part) by Age Concern. Thanks to Janet Gimber for the identification. TQ 912 723. Geoff Watt. Former Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence. TQ 908 724. Geoff Watt.
Queen's Park
, Glasgow - see the City of Glasgow page.
, West Yorkshire.
Queensferry, Flintshire, the former Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (for sale in 2010). The former Primitive Methodist Chapel partially visible behind shops. Church of the Blessed Trinity (R.C.), originally Methodist. All Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
, County Cork - See Cobh.
Quenchwell, Cornwall, Quenchwell Memorial Chapel (Bible Christian, 1906). SW 79768 41318. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Two additional views - 1, 2, both Carole Sage (2017), who advises that, although it had been disused for many years (and suffered an arson attack in 2008), it has recently been acquired and re-purposed as Cornwall Islamic Trust. An old BBC webpage has some interior photos from when it was disused.
Quendon, Essex, St. Simon & St. Jude (K), undergoing refurbishment. Another view. TL 5155 3066. Both Chris Stafford (2013). Two more views - 1, 2, and the porch, all Karel Kuča (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Queniborough, Leicestershire, St. Mary, said to have the tallest spire in the county. SK 6508 1206. David Regan (2016). Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and a window, all Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church on Main Street, as seen by Streetview in 2021. Older maps label it as Primitive Methodist. This source dates its closure to no later than 2012.
Quenington, Gloucestershire, St. Swithin. Interior view, and a pair of fine tombs in the grounds. SP 1484 0391. All Chris Stafford (2013). Quenington's chief glory is its two stunning Norman doorways, each with a tympanum. The north doorway and its tympanum, and the south doorway tympanum, all Christopher Skottowe (1964). Grade I listed. Several monuments in the churchyard are listed separately here. Older maps mark an Independent Chapel on Victoria Road at SP 1483 0405. It pre-dates a map of 1882 and had closed no later than 1959. The building on the site today can be seen in a Streetview from 2011. The same map also shows a Plymouth Brethren Chapel, but it doesn't indicate exactly which building is intended, and it had evidently closed by 1902 when the next available map was published. It stood (stands?) somewhere within the row of buildings seen by Streetview in 2011. This source mentions a Baptist Chapel of 1838-1880's, but doesn't locate it, and the 1882 map doesn't show it.
Quernmore, Lancashire, St. Peter. SD 518 603. Elaine Hindson. Another view, Alan Blacklock (2010). Methodist Church, Elaine Hindson.
Quethiock, Cornwall,
St. Hugh of Lincoln. A large cross stands in the churchyard. SX 313 647. Both Steve Bulman (2010). Grade I listed. The cross has its own Grade II* listing. Another view, Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Quidenham, Norfolk, St.  Andrew, as seen by Streetview in 2011. Some Saxon fabric is mentioned in the grade II* listing. Another Streetview, also from 2011. TM 0283 8767. Link1. Numerous photos here. A 17th century house (re-built in the 18th) has been home to a Monastery for Carmelite Nuns since 1948. Their website includes a photo on the main page, which will come round if you wait. TM 0325 8770. Grade II listed.
Quilly, Co. Derry, Gospel Hall. H 858 867. Gerard Close (2011).
Quinton, Northamptonshire, St. John. SP 776 543. Michael Bourne.
Quinton, Birmingham, West Midlands - see Birmingham.
Quintrell Downs, Cornwall, the former Bible Christian Chapel. It had been built before the survey for a map published in 1881. Another view. SW 8500 6030. Both Paul E. Barnett (2022).
Quorn, Leicestershire,
Church of St. Bartholomew and Farnham Chapel on Church Lane. Previously in the Unknown section, Richard Marriott was seeking help with the identification of a church on an old photo. Thought to possibly be in the Midlands, Greg Mishevski identified it. A modern view, David Regan (2016). The church website calls it Saint Bartholomew's United Church, and is now the meeting place for the local Methodist congregation. SK 5612 1659. Grade I listed. Baptist Church on Meeting Street. SK 5579 1622. David Regan (2020). Link, with a comprehensive history here). Grade II listed. The 1903 25" O.S. map shows a Chapel on High Street, fairly close to the church. Another map of 1919 marks it as "W.M. Chapel", so Wesleyan. According to this pdf document, which has a photo, it was built circa 1819, and has been demolished. It stood at SK 5610 1650. It was succeeded by a new chapel in 1907, close to its predecessor, and it can be seen on a 2018 Streetview here. It has since been converted into flats, and the local Methodists now meet in St. Bartholomew. The same pdf document also identifies another chapel on Meeting Street, which shows on the 1904 6" map at SK 5589 1630. It was a Primitive Methodist Chapel, of 1820-1923, and is now in residential use. Its 2017 Streetview can be seen here (the blue house). Again, referring to the pdf document, two Wesleyan Reform Chapels are mentioned, the first was a house on Meeting Street (precise location not known), which was used from 1850-1855. Its successor of 1855 stands on School Lane, and can be seen on a 2017 Streetview here. It later became a United Methodist Free Church.
Quoyloo, Orkney (on Mainland), the former Sandwick Parish Church, which Kevin Price advises was sold in 2008. HY 24546 2075. Martin Briscoe. St. Peter's Kirk. Kevin advises that this is also now closed, and cared for by the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust. HY 2347 1987. Martin Briscoe. Another view,
and the interior, both Peter Morgan (2021).




11 February 2024

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