The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Placename Index, Y

<Ya> <Ye> <Yn> <Yo> <Ys>

Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, St. Mary. SH 518 668. Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2.
Y Ferwig, Ceredigion, St. Pedrog. It's dated in its Coflein entry to 1853-4, while the now demolished tower was medieval. SN 1834 4958. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2010). Mike was also able to take a photo of a photo of the church as it was before the tower was demolished. The village school stood directly below it, and soon after the Aberfan disaster the decision was taken to demolish the tower. Presumably it was in poor condition. Reproduced by kind permission of the Church Warden. Link. Capel Siloam (1796). Coflein says built 1796, re-built 1831. SN 1846 4962. Mike Berrell. Ray of Light Spiritualist Church meets in The Old School. SN 1833 4955. Mike Berrell (2010).

Yafforth, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Alan Blacklock. Another view. Steve Bulman.
Yalding, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul. The interior. TQ 6984 5007. Both Dave Westrap (2010). Two more views - 1, 2, both Karel Kuča (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. The Baptist Church on  Vicarage Road. It's dated on the church website history page to 1892. TQ 7010 5013. Geoff Watt.
Yanworth, Gloucestershire, St. Michael. Peter Wood. Another view, and an interior, both Crispin Pemberton (2011). Another, Janet Gimber (2014). Link.
Yapham, East Yorkshire, St. Martin. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Yarburgh, Lincolnshire, St. John the Baptist, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Yarburgh has a window by Frederick Preedy. TF 3509 9307. Dave Hitchborne. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2019). Interior view, Tudorbarlow (Flickr). Link. Grade I listed.
Yarcombe, Devon, St. John the Baptist. Another view and the interior. ST 2455 0820. All Chris Kippin (2022).
 Link. Grade I listed. Numerous tombs and headstones have separate listings - they can be found here. A Baptist Chapel stands a short distance to the S.E., at Four Elms. Another view, and the date-stone - unusual in giving the exact date (20th August 1829). ST 2499 0793. All Chris Kippin (2022). Grade II listed.
Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands - see the Birmingham page.
Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire, St. Leonard. SP 765 448. Les Needham.
Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, St. Andrew. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 866 571. Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed. The former U.R.C. (1813), was originally Congregational. The grade II listing reveals that this is at least the second chapel on the site, the preceding building of 1718 was destroyed in a fire in 1813. The congregation dates from 1672, initially meeting in a cottage. When the photos were taken, it was home to a Synodical Centre known as Crossways in the Community, but this seems to be no longer active. However it appears to have been in some sort of use as late as 2017, according to this link. Four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, some showing the gallery partly hidden by a false ceiling. SP 8645 5705. Link. All Howard Richter (2014).
Yardley Wood, Birmingham, West Midlands - see the Birmingham page.
Yardro, Powys, Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Yarkhill, Herefordshire, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both
Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Yarlington, Somerset, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. ST 6547 2931. Both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade II* listed.
Yarm, North Yorkshire.
Yarmouth, IoW, St. James, on St. James's Street. The interior, and the East window. SZ 3546 8966. All John Balaam (2022). Link. The history page dates it to 1614-26. Grade II* listed. For other listed features in the churchyard, see here.
Yarnbrook, Wiltshire, Baptist Chapel. Chris Kippin (2019). Link, which says it opened in 1874.
Yarpole, Herefordshire, St. Leonard. Interior view, and the detached bell-tower. SO 4698 6487. All Chris Kippin. Another view, and a photo of some of the timbers in the bell-tower, and which have been dendro-dated to 1195-6. Both
Janet Gimber (2018). Link. Grade II* listed. St. Michael and All Angels at Croft Castle dates from the early 14th century. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, the interior, altar and East window, and the spectacular tomb of Sir Richard and Lady Croft from the early 16th century. SO 4499 6542. All Carole Sage (2018). A detail from the tomb, Christopher Skottowe (1962). Another view, David Read. Another two interior views - 1, 2, and a close-up of the tomb, all Steve Bulman (2011). The altar and East window, Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Chapel was built as Wesleyan, and is now in residential use. SO 470 648. Link, which advises that it was built in the last decade of the 19th century, and was closed in 1971. Janet Gimber (2018).
Yarwell, Northamptonshire, St. Mary Magdalene. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Robin Peel. Interior view, Marion Hall. Grade II* listed - link.
Yate, Gloucestershire.
Yate Rocks, Gloucestershire, the former Baptist Chapel, now in residential use. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2018).
Yate with Pickup Bank, Lancashire, Congregational Church on Top-o'-th'-Meadow. Built as an Independent School in 1834 (date-stone), it was consecrated as a chapel in 1860. Four services are held each year. Interior view (taken through a window). SD 726 228. All Mike Berrell (2014).
Yateley, Hampshire, St. Peter. SU 8176 6091. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed. The Baptist Church on Cricket Hill Lane, at SU 8206 5998, as seen by Streetview in 2018. Today's building is obviously relatively modern, but old maps show a smaller building on the same site, labelled as Zoar Chapel (Baptist). It pre-dates the oldest available on-line map, of 1896. Link.
Yattendon, Berkshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. SU 5542 7455. Jill Bennett.
 Link. Grade I listed. A churchyard tomb is separately listed as grade II. The 25" O.S. map of 1899 shows a Primitive Methodist Chapel on the north side of Chapel Lane at SU 5531 7440. It pre-dates a map of 1900 (revised in 1898), and seems to have still been active into the 1950's, at least. No trace of it can be seen on a Streetview from 2009.
Yatton, Herefordshire, the 12th century Chapel, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. This was the original parish church, superseded when All Saints was built in 1841. The tympanum, the interior, and the font (12th century). SO 6270 3039. All Janet Gimber (2017). Another view, and interior, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed. All Saints. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the interior. SO 6364 3042. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1841.
Yatton, Somerset.
Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, St. Margaret of Antioch. Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, St. Peter (O, Mon-Fri). TL 1769 9184. Robin Peel. Another view, David Regan (2019). Another view, the porch, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church on Main Street, at TL 1830 9208. It pre-dates a map of 1888-1913. I've haven't discovered its original flavour of Methodism. David Regan (2019). The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1850) on Main  Street. TL 1811 9181. David Regan (2019). Link. The cemetery on Waterslade Road has a Mortuary Chapel, seen here in a Streetview from 2010. Three other chapels are shown on older O.S. maps. Two stood almost opposite each other on Chapel Lane. Jireh Baptist (demolished) was at TL 1814 9207, and a former Wesleyan Methodist survives at TL 1816 9209. And on Main Street, a Congregational Chapel stood at TL 1864 9211. Recent Streetviews of these - Jireh (old photo here, where it's dated to 1860, demolished 1960's), Wesleyan (note the date-stone for 1844), and Congregational. The Congregational is now St. B's Hall; its website says it was originally Independent (1804), and later Presbyterian, Unitarian, Congregational, United Reform and Catholic!
Yaxley, Suffolk, St. Mary. Jane Marriott.
Yazor, Herefordshire, St. Mary, which is now looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view, and the memorable pulpit. SO 405 466. All Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed. Nearby stand the ruins of the previous church (St. John the Baptist). SO 4043 4645. Paul Wood (2016). Grade II listed.

Yeadon, West Yorkshire, St. John the Evangelist on Barcroft Grove. SE 204 406. Bill Henderson. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2014). Link. New Life Community Church (previously St. Andrew's Methodist Church). SE 207 403. Michael Bourne. Methodist Church on Chapel Hill. SE 208 411. Mike Berrell (2014).
Yealand, Lancashire, St. John. St. Mary (R.C.). Friends Meeting House. All  Elaine Hindson.
Yealmpton, Devon, St. Bartholomew. SX 577 517. Link1. Link2. Community Methodist Church. SX 580 514. Link1. Link2. Both Dave Westrap.
Yearsley, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity (1839). David Regan (2015). Link1. Link2.
Yeaveley, Derbyshire, Holy Trinity (1840) on Leapley Lane and Rodsley Lane. SK 186 402. James Murray. Another view, and an interior, both Richard Roberts (2014).
Yedingham, North Yorkshire, St. John the Baptist. Colin Waters Collection (2010).
Yelden, Bedfordshire, St. Mary. Another view. TL 0113 6715. Both Jim Rushton. Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Chapel is on Spring Lane, and was seen by Streetview in 2009. It was built as Wesleyan in 1884, on the site of a predecessor of the 1840's or early 1850's. TL 0123 6698. Link.
Yell (island), Shetland.
Yelling, Cambridgeshire, Holy Cross. Another view. TL 2622 6246. Both Jim Rushton. Link. Grade II* listed. Cambridge Bethel Pentecostal Church (2023 Streetview) on High Street. Older O.S. maps label it as Baptist. The village Wikipedia entry dates it to 1850. TL 2565 6260. Link.
Yelsted, Kent, the sad overgrown ruin of a former Methodist Chapel. Built as a Bible Christian Church in 1822, it continued in use until the 1950's, when it fell into disrepair. Gardner Crawley.
Yelverton, Devon, St. Paul. SX 520 677. James Murray. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2010). Holy Cross (R.C.). SX 524 680. James Murray. Rock Methodist Church. SX 520 679. James Murray. Another view. Steve Bulman (2010).
Yelverton, Norfolk, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire, dedicated to All Saints. Interior view. SP 602 752. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Yenston, Somerset, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. This source dates it to to a re-build in 1884 on the site of a predecessor of 1845, closing after 1981. It also mentions a so-far unlocated Primitive Methodist Chapel of "before 1867" to after 1926. ST 7144 2114. Chris Kippin (2021).
Yeoford, Devon, Holy Trinity. Another view, and the interior. SX 7824 9850. The former Gospel Hall, which has a date-stone for 1901. It has received planning permission for conversion to residential use. SX 7820 9886. All Chris Kippin (2021).
Yeolmbridge, Cornwall,
Methodist Church, was originally Wesley. SX 319 882. Graeme Harvey (2011). Link.
Yeovil, Somerset.
Yeovil Marsh, Somerset, All Saints. Its Wikipedia entry dates it to 1869-70. Another view. ST 5441 1882. Both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Old maps show a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel just to the east of the church at ST 5446 1878. Older than the first available map of 1878, the latest map to show it as active is of the 1962 vintage, when it's labelled as Meth. Ch.  Something of it may survive as the doorway and a small window look old, as seen here in a Streetview from 2011.
Yeovilton, Somerset, St. Bartholomew on Pyle Lane, formerly the parish church, since 1993 the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church. The porch gates and church sign. ST 5468 2301. All Chris Kippin (2021). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Yerbeston, Pembrokeshire, the former St. Lawrence, now in secular use. SN 064 090.  Mike Berrell (2011).
Yetholm, Borders, the Kirk Yetholm Parish Church. It's dated here to 1837. NT 8257 2809. Steve Bulman. Link. Category B listed.
Yetminster, Dorset, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

Ynysawdre (between Aberkenfig and Brynmenyn), Bridgend, Bryn Road Chapel (Brethren). SS 8989 8446. Gervase N. E. Charmley. A former Mission Hall stands adjacent, now in use as a community centre. Janet Gimber (who advised that this building was a Mission Hall) has been unable to discover the mother church. SS 8989 8444. Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.
Ynysboeth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, the former Carmel English Methodist Church (virtually unrecognisable, advises Gerard). Gerard Charmley.
Ynysddu, Caerphilly, St. Theodore (CiW). It's dated by Coflein to 1925. ST 1823 9220. Gerard Charmley (2011). Link. An otherwise unidentified Chap. shows on the 6" O.S. map of 1901 at ST 1792 9282. In a 2023 Streetview, its site lies beneath the parked vehicles behind the "Select" sign. Coflein identifies it as Methodist, of 1895, and says that in 2002 it "appeared to be in use as a chapel". Capel Twyn-gwyn shows on old maps at ST 1827 9273. Converted to residential use, Streetview saw it, and the attached burial ground, in 2023. Its Coflein entry dates it to 1829, with conversion "by 1997". Sardis Chapel, which has a date-stone for 1909, stands on an apparently un-named side road off High Street, at ST 1801 9241. A news article says it was U.R.C. in 2000. Streetview saw it in 2023.
Ynysforgan, Morriston, Swansea - see Morriston.

Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taff, St. Anne (CiW). Ainon Welsh Baptist Church (1886). Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Church (1909; Gervase advises that it looks closed). Bethany English Baptist Church. Link. Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Church. Saron Welsh Independent Church. All Gervase N. E. Charmley.
Ynyswen, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Ainon Welsh Baptist Chapel (1899). Providence English Baptist Chapel (1910), a surviving "Tin Tabernacle". Another view. The derelict Methodist Church. All Gervase N. E. Charmley.
Ynysybwl, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Yockleton, Shropshire, Holy Trinity. SJ 3953 1007. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A (poor) modern view from Streetview in 2021. The church website has a modern photo on the home page. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1861.
York, North Yorkshire.
Youghal, Co. Cork, Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey.
Youlgreave, Derbyshire.
Yoxall, Staffordshire, St. Peter. Interior view and the font. All Dennis Harper (2005). The altar, Dennis Harper (2006). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Yoxford, Suffolk, St. Peter. Chris Emms (1995). Another view, Steve Bulman (2005), and another, Simon Edwards (2012). TM 393 690. Link. Grade II* listed - link. Janet Gimber has managed to discover that this building is a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and is now a B&B. It dates from 1888. Steve Bulman (2005). Another view, Iris Maeers. Link. Grade II listed - link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now a private residence. Iris Maeers. Link.

Ysbyty Cynfyn, Ceredigion, St. John the Baptist (CiW). SN 7524 7909. Paul Wood (2017). Link. Coflein entry.
Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy,
St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Coflein dates it to 1861, successor to a medieval church on the same site of close by. SH 8433 4892. Both Mike Berrell. Link. The former Seion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, now disused. It's dated to 1893 in its Coflein entry, there having been previous chapels of 1803 and 1855. SH 8437 4867. Mike Berrell. There is a small isolated chapel just over a mile north-east of the village. Standing at SH 8590 4956, the former Calvinistic Methodist Capel Saron can be seen on a 2011 Streetview here. The Coflein entry dates it to 1844.
Ystbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion, St. John the Baptist. SN 7320 7149. Mike Berrell (2012). Coflein says it's now used as a church hall, but it has since  been brought back into use for worship. Link. Grade II listed. Not visible in the previous photo because of the trees is the Victorian St. John the Baptist, dated by Coflein to 1872-6. There's an aerial view of it on the Images tab. The best that I can find on Streetview is here, from 2010, but its Church in Wales entry (which lists it as redundant) has a decent photo. SN 7327 7152. Old O.S. maps show a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at SN 7318 7130. It pre-dates a map of 1886, and was still in use in the mid-20th century, but has been replaced by this house, seen by the Streetview camera in 2021. Its Coflein entry (which has a photo of it, and which calls it Maesglas Chapel) dates it to 1874, with demolition "by 2006". Coflein lists its predecessor as Maesglas Chapel, which later became the Sunday School, presumably when the later chapel was built. It survives, and was seen by Streetview in 2022. Coflein dates it to 1845, replaced in 1874. SN 7324 7144. Coflein also lists a third Maesglas Chapel, of 1818, and provides a grid reference of SN 73190 71390, which, if accurate, makes this pair of cottages the converted chapel (2022 Streetview).
Ystolhelyg Bach, Gwynedd, the former Horeb Chapel (1901) at SH 158 264. Capel Uwchmynydd (1904). SH 155 264. Both Dennis Harper (2013).
Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Ystrad Aeron, Ceredigion, St. Michael. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 5244 5622. All Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Coflein. Grade II listed. Former chapel (?), now in secular use. SN 5260 5617. Mike Berrell (2012).
Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, St. John the Baptist. Interior (taken through a window). SN 7039 6766. Both Mike Berrell (2012). Another view,
Neil Floyd. Link. Coflein dates it to 1877-8, on the site of a medieval predecessor. Grade II listed.
Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, Holy Trinity (CiW, on Cedar Way), which Coflein dates to 1855-6. ST 1439 9416. Gerard Charmley (2011). Link. Grade II listed. Shiloh Bapist Chapel on Oakfield Street. ST 1460 9438. Gerard Charmley (2011). Coflein. Bethany U.R.C. on Lisburn Road. ST 1442 9430. Gerard Charmley (2011). Bryn Seion Baptist Chapel on Lisburn Road. Coflein dates it to the mid-19th century, but it doesn't appear on a map of 1901. ST 1450 9431. Gerard Charmley (2011). Lewis Street Methodist Church. ST 1443 9443. Gerard Charmley (2011). Link. The former Moriah Independent Chapel (2010 Streetview). ST 1471 9449. Link. English Baptist Mission (2021 Streetview) is on Central Street. ST 1447 9424. Link.
Ystradowen, Vale of Glamorgan, St. Owain. Two interior views - 1, 2. All
Gerard Charmley (2011).




09 April 2024

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