The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Ancaster, Lincolnshire, St. Martin, on Ermine Street. Another view. Both Jim Parker. A further view, showing the spire restored to its full height, and an interior view, both Alan Blacklock (2010). Link.
Ancoats, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Ancroft, Northumberland, St. Anne. NU 002 451. Bill Henderson (2012). Interior view, Richard Roberts (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ancrum, Borders, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie.
Anderby, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. TF 523 754.
Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade II listed.
Anderton, Lancashire, St. Joseph (R.C.). Interior view. SD 607 135. Both Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Andover, Hampshire.
Angarrack, Cornwall, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now a community centre. SW 581 382. Paul E. Barnett (2014). Link.
Angle, Pembrokeshire, St. Mary the Virgin (CiW). Interior view. SM 866 029. Behind the church lies the Seaman's or Fisherman's Chapel, dedicated to St. Anthony. Interior view. Founded in 1447, it probably served as an oratory for the nearby castle. It was restored in 1862, and for many years was used as a mortuary chapel for bodies washed up on the shore. It was re-dedicated in 1925. All Mike Berrell. Link.
Angmering, West Sussex, St. Margaret. TQ 067 043. From a postcard in the Kevin Gordon Collection. Link.
Anlaby and Anlaby Common, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - see Hull.
Anmer, Norfolk, the C14 St. Mary. Another view, and the interior. TF 737 295. All Richard Roberts (2016). Grade II* listed.
Annahilt, County Down, Church of the Ascension, (Church of Ireland). Jack Storey.
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. Bill Henderson.
Annbank, South Ayrshire, the Parish Church (opened 1903). Another view. NS 4074 2425. Both Martin Richter (2013). Link1. Link2.
Annesley, Nottinghamshire, the remains of All Saints. Two additional views - 1, 2. Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed. The current All Saints dates from 1874. Another view. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. Cemetery Chapel. Link. All David Regan (2013).
Annfield Plain, Co. Durham, St. Aidan. Bill Henderson.
Annitsford, Tyne & Wear, St. John the Baptist. Bill Henderson.
Ansdell, Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire - see Lytham St. Annes.
Ansley, Warwickshire, St. Lawrence. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Anslow, Staffordshire, Holy Trinity on Hanbury Road. Dating to the 1850's, it was built as a Chapel of Ease for the Mosley family. SK 197 249. Richard Roberts (2016). Grade II listed.
Anstey, Hertfordshire, St. George. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Anstey, Leicestershire, St. Mary.  George Weston. Former Wesleyan Chapel, dating from 1895. U.R.C. Both  Pamela Weston.
Anstruther, Fife.
Ansty, Warwickshire, St. James. An interior view, and a remarkable example of the modern stained glass window maker's art. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II listed - link.
Anthorn, Cumbria, the former Congregational Chapel. NY 225 628. Steve Bulman.
Antingham, Norfolk, St. Mary. Geoff Watt. Link.
Antrim, County Antrim.
Antrobus, Cheshire, St. Mark. SJ 644 797. Methodist Church. SJ 646 806. Both Bruce Read.
Anwick, Lincolnshire, St. Edith (K). Dave Hitchborne. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, font, a window, the triple sedilia (dating from the 1900 restoration), and some medieval fragments, all Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church. George Weston.
Anwoth. From an old postcard (franked 1903) in Steve Bulman's Collection.

Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, St. Leonard. Mildmay monument. Both Robin Peel. Link. Grade I listed.
Apley, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Dave Hitchborne. Another view, the interior, and font, all David Regan (2017). Link.
Apperley, Gloucestershire, Holy Trinity. Link. Methodist Church. Both Graeme Harvey.
Appersett, North Yorkshire, burial ground. Not shown on the 1856 O.S. 6" map, the 1894 edition has it as disused. The 1912 map shows a Friends' Meeting Room nearby, so the burial ground was in all likelihood theirs, though whether it still exists is not, at present, established. This source gives it dates of usage as 1891-1906. A little history here. Another view. SD 860 907. Both Howard Richter (2017).
Appin, Argyll & Bute, the ruins of the old parish church. Martin Briscoe. The Parish Church. NM 938 459. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013).
Appleby, Cumbria.
Appleby, Lincolnshire, St. Bartholomew. David Regan (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, St. Michael and All Angels. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Applecross, Highland.
Appledore, Devon.
Appledore, Kent, St. Peter & St. Paul. Another view. Interior view. TQ 957 292. All Dave Westrap. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Appledore Christian Centre (CoE and Methodist), formerly a Methodist Chapel, and originally Wesleyan, dates from 1836. TQ 955 295. Geoff Watt. Another view. Dave Westrap.
Appleford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. SU 53047 93704. Both Carole Sage (2013). Grade II listed.
Applegarthtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Applegarth, Sibbaldie and Johnstone Church (CoS). NY 104 843. Peter Amsden (2014). Link.
Appleshaw, Hampshire, St. Peter in the Wood. Interior view. SU 303 490. Link. Grade II listed. The former Methodist Chapel of 1869, now in residential use. SU 304 487. All
Chris Kippin.
Appleton, Norfolk, St. Mary - a picturesque ruin with a round tower. John Salmon. Another view, Peter Morgan (2016). Another view, Peter Morgan (2017). Link.
Appleton, Oxfordshire, St. Laurence. SP 444 015. Pete Stimpson. Another view, and an interior, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.
Appleton Thorn, Cheshire, St. Cross. SJ 637 838. Steve Bulman. Another view. Bruce Read. Link.
Appleton-le-Moors, North Yorkshire, Christ Church. Interior view. Both Kenneth Paver.
Appleton-le-Street, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Appleton Roebuck, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Appleton Wiske, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Bill Henderson. Interior view. Peter Morgan. Link. Methodist Chapel, David Regan (2015). Link.
Appletreewick, North Yorkshire, St. John the Baptist. Alan Blacklock. Link.

Arbirlot, Angus, the Parish Church. The former Free Church, now used as a community hall. Both Derek Robertson.
Arborfield, Berkshire., St. Bartholomew dates from 1862. Another view. Both Ian Miller. Link.
Arbroath, Angus.
Ardaneaskan, Highland, the former Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland Meeting House, disused since ca. 1992. Another view. NG 832 353. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Ardara, Co. Donegal, Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey.
Ardboe, Co. Tyrone, St. Colman (CoI). H 924 747. Jack Storey. Church of the Blessed Sacrament (R.C.). Gerard Close. The ruins of the 12th century St. Colmans Abbey. Gerard Close (2011). Link.
Ardbrecknish, Argyll & Bute, St. James. Martin Briscoe.
Ardchattan, Argyll & Bute, the parish church which dates from 1836, and replaced an earlier church of 1731/2 near Ardchattan Priory. The priory was a Valliscaulian foundation dating from 1230, which was later converted to secular use before being replaced by the church. Both Argyll Extracts. Another view of the parish church. Peter Amsden.
Ardclach, Highland, Parish Church (ca. 1845). Old Parish Church. NH955 450. Link. Both John Mackie.
Ardeley, Hertfordshire, St. Lawrence. TL 318 272. Les Needham.
Ardelve, Highland, Free Church of Scotland. NG 875 273. John Mackie.
Ardersier, Highland, Church of Scotland (1880). The former Free Church (1856), no longer in use. Both John Mackie. Another view, Peter Morgan (2014).
Ardgay, Highland, (Church of Scotland). Tricia Barnett.
Ardglass, County Down, St. Nicholas (CoI). J 558 371. Jack Storey, Monaghan Genealogy Specialist.
Ardgour, Highland. Martin Briscoe. NN 010 641. Built by Telford in 1829; formed as a QSP (Ballachulish & Corran of Ardgour) out of the very large Kilmallie Parish.  Disjoined from (north) Ballachulish in 1894 and united with Kingairloch, formerly in Lismore & Appin Parish, to form Ardgour & Kingairloch Parish. Additional information in italics courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Ardingly, West Sussex, St. Peter. TQ 339 298.
Kevin Gordon. Link.
Ardington, Oxfordshire, Holy Trinity. SU 432 884. Simon Atkin. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Ardjachie, Highland, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. NH 749 843. Bill Henderson (2013).
Ardler, Dundee (City), Dundee - see
Ardley, Oxfordshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. SP 542 274. Philip Kapp. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Dennis Harper (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ardlui, Argyll & Bute. Martin Briscoe.
Ardmore, Co. Armagh, Parish Church (CoI). J 021 621. Gerard Close (2011). Another view, Richard Edgar (2014). Gospel Hall. J 017 613. Gerard Close (2011).
Ardmore, County Derry, St. Mary (R.C.). Mark Lusby.
Ardpeaton, Argyll & Bute. Martin Briscoe.
Ardrishaig, Argyll & Bute, the parish church. A chapel. Both Martin Briscoe.
Ardross, Highland, Church of Scotland. NH 616 744. John Mackie. Link.
Ardtrea, County Tyrone, (near Cookstown), the Ancient Church. St. Andrew (CoI). H 854 762. Both Jack Storey, Monaghan Genealogy Specialist.
Ardwick, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Areley Kings, Worcestershire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Methodist Church, a tin tabernacle. This was previously known as Astley Cross Mission Church. SO 801 697. Chris Kippin (2018).
Arinagour (on Coll), Argyll & Bute, the former Free Church. For sale in 2011. Parish Church. Both Tim Flitcroft (2011).
Arisaig, Highland, the parish church of Arisaig and the Small Isles. St. Mary (R.C.). Both Martin Briscoe.
Arkendale, North Yorkshire, St. Bartholomew, admired by Pevsner. David Regan (2010). Link.
Arkesden, Essex, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. TL 482 345. Both Barry Mace. Link.
Arkholme, Lancashire, St. John the Baptist, SD 588 718. Methodist Chapel, SD 582 720. Both Elaine Hindson.
Arksey, South Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson. SE 579 069.
Arlecdon, Cumbria, St. Michael. John O'Neill. NY 053 199. Link. Closure news item (2014).
Arlesey, Bedfordshire, St. Peter. TL 192 376. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Arley, Cheshire, Arley Hall Chapel, dedicated to St. Mary. Built 1842-5, with additions in 1856-7. Interior view, and the roof. The door has some fine ironwork. The font. SJ 675 809. All Steve Bulman. Link.
Arley, Warwickshire, St. Joseph (R.C.). Aidan McRae Thomson.
Arlingham, Gloucestershire, St. Mary. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey (2010). Interior view, and a charming memorial, both Nick Hopton (2010).
Arlington, Devon, St. James at Arlington Court. SS 612 404. Bill Henderson (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Armadale, West Lothian, the Parish Church (CoS) on Academy Street. Link. Sacred Heart & St. Anthony's Church (R.C.) on Wotherspoon Crescent. Link. Armadale Methodist Church on East Main Street. Another view. Link. The former Baptist Church on South Street is now Windsor Hall. Armadale Church of Spiritual Light meet in the Scout Hall on South Street. Link. The site of Armadale United Free Church. A plaque records the church, and the laying of the foundation stone by Sir James Young Simpson, on whom more here. All Jim Parker (2016).
Armagh, Co. Armagh
Armathwaite, Cumbria, Chapel of Christ and St. Mary. NY 506 462. Steve Bulman. Two interiors - 1, 2, and a William Morris window, all Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Methodist Church. NY 509 460. Link. Steve Bulman.
Armitage, Staffordshire. Armitage Bridge, West Yorkshire, St. Paul. Another view. Both David Regan (2012). Link.
Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Armoy, Co. Antrim, Presbyterian Church. D 067 324. Gerard Close (2011).
Armscote, Warwickshire, the former Friends' Meeting House (1680). A notice gives a little history. Both John Bowdler (2013). Grade II listed.
Armthorpe, South Yorkshire, St. Leonard and St. Mary. Graeme Harvey. Two alternative views - 1, 2.  Both James Murray. Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey. Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Francis of Assissi (R.C.). Graeme Harvey. Armthorpe New Life Church meets in Armthorpe Community Centre. James Murray.
Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, St. Oswald. Alan Blacklock. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the handsome eagle lectern, all Steve Bulman. Link.
Arncroach, Fife, Free Church on Main Street. Alex Parker.
Arnesby, Leicestershire, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view John Bowdler. Baptist Church. SP 618 925.  George Weston.
Arnold, Nottinghamshire, St. Mary. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Arno's Vale, Bristol (City), Bristol - see Bristol.
Arnside, Cumbria.
Arpafeelie, Highland, St. John (Episcopal). NH 610 504. John Mackie. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Arran, North Ayrshire.
Arreton, IOW., an old engraving of St. George, the earliest parts of which date to the C11. Another view (engraving dated 1883). Both Colin Waters Collection. Another view, from an old postcard (franked perhaps 1903) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, the interior, font and font cover. A sign explains that the font cover was made from oak from an old barn, to the design of Mr Christian (presumably Ewan Christian, although it isn't listed amongst his works here), the architect for the restoration of 1886. The font itself is a Victorian copy of a Norman original. All Martin Richter (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Arreton Methodist Church was built in 1866 as a Bible Christian Chapel. Another view, and the date-stone. SZ 542 860. All Martin Richter (2012). Link.
Arrington, Cambridgeshire, St. Nicholas. Bill McKenzie. Two further views - 1, 2. Both  James Murray.
Arrochar, Argyll & Bute, the parish church. The remains of the previous parish church sit immediately adjacent. Both Martin Briscoe.
Arrow, Warwickshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Victor Hunter. Link.
Arthill, Cheshire, the former Baptist Chapel (C18) on Reddy Lane, now in secular use. SJ 726 855. Mike Berrell (2012).
Arthington, West Yorkshire, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. Since Bill took his photo the church has changed denomination, and it is now the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary and St. Abanoub. Another view.
Janet Gimber (2018). Link.
Arthingworth, Northamptonshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Arthog, Gwynedd, St. Catherine. Interior view. Both Kenneth Paver.
Arthuret, Cumbria, St. Michael. NY 379 677. Steve Bulman. Another view. Bill Henderson. Link.
Articlave, Co. Derry, St. Paul (CoI, 1691). C 783 338. Gerard Close (2013). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the sun-dial, the text of which reads "Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, and ask them what report they bore to Heaven." A plaque commemorates the re-dedication on the church's 300th anniversary. All Adam McCurdy (2015). 1st Dunboe Presbyterian Church. C 781 340. Gerard Close (2013).
Arundel, West Sussex.

Ascog (on Bute), Argyll & Bute, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie.
Ascot, Berkshire.
Asfordby, Leicestershire, All Saints. Interior view, and a series of photos relating to the bells - 1, 2, and old clock - 1, 2. All John Bowdler. Link. Grade I listed - link. The former East End Primitive Methodist Chapel, which was in use from 1840 until 1940. From John Bullimore's Collection. Much altered, it was in use as a butcher's shop in the 1970's. John Bullimore (1974). West End Wesleyan Chapel (opened 1884). Opening notice. Two interior views - 1, 2. All John Bullimore. An old photo (late Victorian?) in John Bullimore's Collection.
Asgarby, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. TF 116 454. Steve Tapster.
Ash, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul. TQ 602 646. Link. The New Ash Chapel (called Revelation Church). TQ 600 653. Both Dave Westrap.
Ash, Kent, St. Nicholas. TR 287 584. Link. U.R.C. TR 286 584. Both Geoff Watt.
Ash Priors, Somerset, Holy Trinity. Two interiors - 1, 2, a squint, and the list of incumbents, going back to 1439. ST 151 295. All Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II* listed.
Ashampstead, Berkshire, St. Clement. Interior view, showing some of the church's fine wall paintings. SU 564 767. Both Marion Hall. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Ashburton, Devon, St. Andrew. Previously in the "unidentified" section as a postcard with no clues whatsoever. Thanks to Janet Gimber for identifying this church. SX 755 697. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Another old postcard view, this one from Andrew Ross's Collection. Link.
Ashbury, Oxfordshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. SU 265 849. Both Simon Edwards. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection - note that there was a rood screen in place at that time. Link (many photos).
Ashby by Partney, Lincolnshire, St. Helen. Dave Hitchborne.
Ashby cum Fenby, Lincolnshire, St. Peter. Dave Hitchborne.
Ashby de la Launde, Lincolnshire, St. Hybald. Another view. TF 055 548. Both Steve Tapster.
Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.
Ashby Folville, Leicestershire, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Ashby Magna, Leicestershire, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler.
Ashby Parva, Leicestershire, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, and an interior view, both John Bowdler. Link.
Ashby Puerorum, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Marion Hall. Another view, and two of the interior - 1, 2, all David Regan (2018), who advises that the church is said to have the oldest bell in England, from c. 1150. Link. Grade II* listed.
Ashby St. Ledger, Northamptonshire, The Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Leodegarius. An interior view, the chancel and the font. The church also has some good wall-paintings, brasses and monuments. All David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2 about the local connections with the Gunpowder Plot (not working when I tested). A video tour of the village. Grade I listed
Ashchurch, Gloucestershire, St. Nicholas. The stocks! SO 927 333. Both Andrew Ross. Link.
Ashe, Hampshire, Holy Trinity. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Ashen, Essex, St. Augustine of Canterbury. Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Ashford, Kent.
Ashford, Surrey, St. Matthew. From an old postcard (franked 1907), Bulman Collection. Link.
Ashford Bowdler, Shropshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Box pews. All John Bowdler. Link.
Ashford Carbonell, Shropshire, St. Mary Magdalene. Two further views - 1, 2, two interior views - 1, 2, and the early font. SO 525 710. All Steve Bulman (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, Holy Trinity. The tower. SK 195 698. Both Bill McKenzie. Former Methodist Chapel. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Ashgill, South Lanarkshire, Rorison Memorial Church (CoS). Alan Matthew (2012).
Ashill, Somerset, St. Mary the Virgin. Two interiors - 1, 2. The list of vicars commences in 1312. ST 321 173. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ashington, Northumberland.
Ashington, Somerset, St. Vincent. ST 561 214. Julie Baker. Link.
Ashkirk, Borders, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both Ina Penneyston (2011).
Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, St. Andrew and St. Bartholomew. Graeme Harvey. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Ashley, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary (1845). Another view and three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Ashley, Cheshire, St. Elizabeth. Bruce Read.
Ashley, Gloucestershire, St. James. Graeme Harvey (2013). Grade II* listed.
Ashley, Northamptonshire, St. Mary the Virgin.   Pamela Weston. Another view. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3.
Ashley, Staffordshire, The Catholic Church of Our Lady & St. John the Baptist. Peter Morgan. Methodist Church. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire, St. John the Evangelist. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.  The same church in a recent photograph. Bill McKenzie.
Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, St. Swithin. Interior view. Both Gerard Charmley (2015). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Ashmansworth, Hampshire, St. James. Another view, and two of the interior - 1, 2. SU 410 566. All Chris Kippin (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Ashover, Derbyshire, All Saints. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. Another view, interior view, and the altar; the font is a rare example of a Norman lead font, all David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed - link. The former Butts Methodist Chapel, aka John Smedley's Church. This link gives dates as 1856-1968, and the denomination as United Free Methodist. David Regan (2011).
Ashow, Warwickshire, Church of the Assumption of Our Lady (an unusual dedication); normally closed. The tower. A little of the buildings construction history can be seen here in the form of two blocked doorways, one apparently Norman and the other one later. All John Bowdler. Interior view, box pews, the East window, and the font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Ashtead, Surrey.
Ashton, Cheshire - see Ashton Hayes below.
Ashton, Cornwall,
Church of the Annunciation. SW 603 286. Paul E. Barnett (2014). The (former?) Free United Methodist Church (1802) at SW 604 287. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Ashton, (near Northampton), Northamptonshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Two further views - 1, 2. SP 765 500. All Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed.
Ashton Gate and Ashton Vale, Bristol (City), Bristol - see Bristol.
Ashton Hayes, Cheshire (prior to 2004, it was plain Ashton), St. John the Evangelist. This old postcard from Reg Dosell's Collection was identified by Bill Davison. Compare with the photo on this link - when did it lose the small pinnacles on the tower?
Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester.
Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, Holy Cross. Simon Edwards (2011). Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Simon Edwards (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale, Greater Manchester.
Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire - see Preston.
Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, Free Church. Graeme Harvey.
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
Ashurst, Kent, St. Martin. Another view, and the font. A medieval coffin-lid is built into the walls. All Dave Godden. Link.
Ashwell, Hertfordshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. U.R.C. TL 268 397. Les Needham.
Ashwell, Rutland, St. Mary the Virgin. Link. The former Methodist Church. Both David Regan (2015).
Ashwicken, Norfolk, All Saints (O), off Church Lane. Another view. TF 698 188. Both Steve Williamson. Interior view, Richard Roberts (2016). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed.
Ashworth, Greater Manchester, St. James, on Chapel Lane. A chapel of St. James is known to have existed since at least 1514, and was most likely built by a Lord of Ashworth for his family and tenants. It was rebuilt in 1789 and enlarged in 1837. SJ 851 139. Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Askern, South Yorkshire, St. Peter. SE 562 137. Link. Methodist Church. Link. Both Bill Henderson. Church of the Blessed English Martyrs (R.C.). Another view. SE 561 134. Both Bill Henderson (2013).
Askew, North Yorkshire, St. Mary and St. Joseph (R.C.). SE 270 884. Methodist Church. SE 270 884. Both Michael Bourne.
Askham, Cumbria, St. Michael. NY 519 244. The Lowther Mausoleum. St. Peter. NY 518 238. All Philip Kapp.
Askham, Nottinghamshire, St. Nicholas. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Askham Bryan, North Yorkshire, St. Nicholas. Bill Henderson.
Askham Richard, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Bill Henderson. Another view. James Murray.
Askrigg, North Yorkshire,
St. Oswald. Bill Henderson. Another view, and an interior view, both Alan Blacklock. Another interior view. James Murray. Three more interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2016). Grade I listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Howard was advised by a knowledgeable local that the chapel closed in 1970 or 1971, having attained its centenary. Two further views - 1, 2. SD 950 913. All Howard Richter (2012). Wesleyan Chapel (closed in 1993), known locally as "Bottom Chapel". In use as a B&B, and for sale in 2014. Blog with interior (post-renovation) photos, wherein it says that there was also a "Top Chapel", which is likely to be the PM Chapel listed above. This external site has an old photo (scroll down to the bottom) of circa 1950, showing the now-vanished pinnacles, which being of different sizes give the building a curiously un-balanced look. Bill Henderson.
Aslackby, Lincolnshire, St. James. Robin Peel. Interior view, Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, St. Thomas. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Aspatria, Cumbria, St. Kentigern. Steve Bulman. NY 148 419. Link. The Methodist Chapel on North Road. This chapel was built with the help of a grant from J. Arthur Rank (who owned the cinema chain), who was a Methodist. Peter Ostle.
Aspenden, Hertfordshire, St. Mary. TL 353 284. Les Needham. Link.
Aspley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.
Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, St. Botolph. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection.
Aspley Heath, Bedfordshire, St. Michael, SP 928 354. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Judy advises that the Woburn Sands referred to on the postcard is the parish name. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed - link.
Aspull, Greater Manchester.
Aspull Common, Greater Manchester, Bethany Evangelical Church. Peter Morgan.
Astbury, Cheshire, St. Mary. SJ 846 615. Len Brankin. Link.
Asterby, Lincolnshire, St. Peter. According to Pevsner, it was made redundant in 1982. TF 265 795. Les Needham.
Asterley, Shropshire, Methodist Church. Old Chapel. Both John Bowdler (2010).
Astley, Greater Manchester, St. Stephen (built 1760). Previously in the unknown section, Alan Nixon has identified this church with some confidence, but not certainty. St. Stephen was burnt down 18th June 1961, and replaced by another nearby. The shell of the building was demolished in 1968. SD 700 007. From an old postcard (franked 1933) in Steve Bulman's Collection. Vin Fleming has confirmed that this is indeed St. Stephen, and also sent in another postcard view of the church. The card is dated 1905. My appreciation also to Ron Trueblood for advising of the present church's website, which has photos. Independent Methodist Church on Manchester Road. SD 702 007. Mike Berrell.
Astley, Worcestershire, St. Peter. Another view, and the interior. All Chris Kippin (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Astley Abbots, Shropshire, St. Callixtus. SO 709 963. Dorothy Turley. Two additional views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Astley Bridge, Bolton, Greater Manchester - see Bolton.
Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands - see Birmingham.
Aston, Oxfordshire, St. James (consecrated 1839). Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font. SP 342 031. Link. Grade II listed. The former Baptist Church, now in residential use. Another view. SP 341 032. All Dennis Harper (2015).
Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, St. James. Bill McKenzie.
Aston Blank, Gloucestershire, - see Cold Aston.
Aston Botterell, Herefordshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view, and the font, all Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Aston-by-Sutton, Cheshire, St. Peter. Bruce Read. Link.
Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. John Bowdler visited the church during restoration work in 2010. Two further views - 1, 2, the font and pulpit which Pevsner dates to the fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries respectively, and a window, all John Bowdler (2010).
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, St. Michael and All Angels. SP 879 119. Link. Baptist Church, dating from 1897. SP 880 124. The disused (and recently sold) church at Buckland Wharf. Believed to have been Gospel Hall of Christian Brethren. SP 896 115. All Les Needham. Les has advised (2009) that the Gospel Hall is now demolished, and a private residence is being built on the site.
Aston-cum-Aughton, South Yorkshire, All Saints. Another view. SK 468 852. Both Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Aston Eyre, Shropshire, the Parish Church. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. SO 653 941. All Dennis Harper (2013). The very fine tympanum over the south doorway, Christopher Skottowe (1964). Link. Grade II* listed.
Aston Flamville, Leicestershire, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Aston Ingham, Herefordshire, St. John the Baptist. SO 680 230. Peter Wood. Another view, Peter Morgan. Link.
Aston juxta Mondrum, Cheshire, St. Oswald. Peter Morgan (2015). Grade II listed.
Aston le Walls, Northamptonshire, dedicated to St. Leonard. The tower. SP 49553 50812. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, the interior, chancel, and font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The Sacred Heart and Our Lady (R.C.) on Main Street. SP 49770 50893. David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2.
Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. SU 727 990. Les Needham. Link.
Aston Somerville, Worcestershire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, font, and a mutilated effigy resting on a stone coffin. The tower has a splendid golden dragon weather-vane; notice also the charming crocodile (?) gargoyle! All John Bowdler (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Aston Tirrold, Oxfordshire, St. Michael (interior view). SU 556 860. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Aston upon Trent, Derbyshire, All Saints on Shardlow Road, of twelfth century foundation. Interior view. SK 414 293. Grade I listed. Methodist Church (1967) on The Green. It stands on the site of a Wesleyan Chapel of 1829. SK 415 295. All Richard Roberts (2014).
Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire, All Saints. SU 552 861. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Astwick, St. Guthlac. TL 214 386. Les Needham (2010).
Astwood, Buckinghamshire, St. Peter. Bill McKenzie. Now closed - see disposal notice.
Aswarby, Lincolnshire, St. Denys (CoE). Interior view. Both Steve Tapster. Grade I listed.
Aswardby, Lincolnshire, St. Helen. Another view. Both David Regan (2015). Grade II listed.

Atch Lench, Worcestershire, Wesleyan Methodist Church. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Atcham, Shropshire, St. Eata. Eata was a disciple of St. Aidan, and later (685 AD) Bishop of Hexham. Two interior views- 1, 2. SJ 541 092. All Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Athelhampton, Dorset, St. Edward King and Martyr (formerly St. John). June Norris. Link.
Athelney, Somerset, the former Jubilee Chapel (1995), at Stathe Cottages. Mike Berrell (2015).
Athenry, Co. Galway, a distant view of the former St. Mary, now used as a Heritage Centre. St. Mary's Collegiate Church. Another view. All from old postcards in Reg Dosell's Collection. Church of the Assumption (R.C.), and two interior views - 1, 2, all
John Balaam (2010).
Atherington, Devon,
St. Mary. SS 591 231. Martin Richter (2015). Link1 (note limited opening times). Link2 (many photos). Grade I listed.
Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Atherstone on Stour, Warwickshire, St. Mary (1876). John was advised that it had been sold and was to be converted to a private dwelling. Judy Flynn has provided this link, which says that it was converted in 2008.  John Bowdler (2010). Link.
Atherton, Greater Manchester.
Athleague, Co. Roscommon, St. Patrick (R.C., 1842). M 830 575. Gerard Close (2017). Link.
Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Athy, Co. Kildare, St. Michael (R.C., 1802-1964). Presbyterian Church (1855). Both from an old postcards in Martin Thompson's Collection. A modern view of the Presbyterian Church, Martin Thompson (2010). St. Dominic (R.C., Dominican, 1965). Martin Thompson.
Atlow, Derbyshire, St. Philip & St. James. SK 231 486. Bruce Read. Link.
Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, St. Mary. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Attleborough, Norfolk, St. Mary (O). A splendid church, with much to appeal to visitors, not least the spectacular rood screen. Two further views - 1, 2, the porch, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. TM 048 953. All Steve Bulman (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Atwick, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Lawrence (1847, on the site of an earlier church). TA 185 508. James Murray. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1856-1987), now converted to residential use. Howard advises that the Victoria County History is in error when it says that the Wesleyan Chapel remained open after 1932, when in fact it was this PM Chapel. It was presumably still active in 1976, as the OS map for that year marks it as Meth. Ch. TA 191 509. Howard Richter (2015). The site of the demolished Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now occupied by Chapel Croft, on Hornsea Road. The date of demolition is uncertain - the best that can be said is that it preceded 1976, as the OS map of that vintage names the house. Howard Richter (2015).

Aubourn, Lincolnshire, St. Peter. Auborn on the card, I'm grateful to Peter Godden, a vicar of a neighbouring parish, for confirming that this picture is indeed of the St. Peter which was built in Victorian times as a Chapel-of-Ease to the original St. Peter. From an old postcard (dates to before 1914), Steve Bulman's Collection. Now partly demolished, here's a modern view, David Regan (2013). More on Wikipedia. Link. Link2. When the new church was built, much of the old St. Peter was demolished. As it is today, it consists of the chancel; some of the foundations have been preserved in situ. David Regan (2013). Link.
Auchencairn, Dumfries and Galloway, (Church of Scotland). Bill Henderson.
Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Parish Church (CoS, 1843). James Murray (2009). Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Patrick (R.C., 1963) on Sorn Road. NS 5505 2251. Howard Richter (2014). Link1. Link2. The former Peden Church of Scotland (1951-1983) on Back Rogerton Crescent. NS 554 222. Howard Richter (2014). Link. The Mission Hall (1901) on Park Road is currently the meeting place for Auchinleck Christian Fellowship. Another view. According to this link it was built as a Gospel Hall for the Plymouth Brethren, but as Howard points out, OS maps never show it as Gospel Hall, only ever Mission Hall. Can you confirm that the Brethren association is correct? NS 5506 2185. Howard Richter (2014). Link. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (2009) on Main Street. Another view. There was a previous Kingdom Hall on the same plot of land, which had been converted from terraced housing, and demolished following a fire. A photo is available here. Comparison with this Streetview, it can be seen that the replacement building is set much further back than the original houses. NS 5516 2175. Both Howard Richter (2014). The former Parish Kirk (1683) which was succeeded by the present church in 1843. Even at this date, the church was already roofless, but it was repaired by 1978, after which it served as the Boswell Museum (now closed). Two additional views - 1, 2. NS 5514 2153. All Howard Richter (2014). Link, which speculates that it might also be the site of an earlier parish church, whose first documentary mention is in 1238. Video tour. The former Original Secession Church is much hemmed in by other buildings. It is named as such on a map of 1857-1887 vintage. Streetview suggests that it is (or has been) in commercial use. Howard believes that this may previously have been an Associate Synod church, mentioned in a book of 1846. NS 5520 2165. Howard Richter (2014).
Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross.
Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie.
Auchtermuchty, Fife.
Auckland, Durham, St. Helen. Bill Henderson.
Auckley, South Yorkshire, Methodist Church on Main Street. It was built as Wesleyan in 1832, as the date-stone attests. SE 650 012. Both Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Audenshaw, Greater Manchester.
Audlem, Cheshire, St. James the Great. Baptist Church. Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1863). Cemetery Chapels. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel (now a scout hut), built 1871 and closed in 1933. All Gerard Charmley (2010), with additional information on the Methodist Chapels courtesy of Sandy Calder.
Audley, Staffordshire.
Aughavea, County Fermanagh, Church of Ireland. Jack Storey.
Aughentaine, Co. Tyrone (Presbyterian). Jack Storey.
Augher, Co. Tyrone, St. Mark (CoI). H 561 537. Methodist Church. H 563 537. Both Gerard Close. St. MacCartan (R.C.), aka The Forth Chapel. H 565 529. Gerard Close (2012).
Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
Aughnagar, Co. Tyrone., St. Patrick (R.C.). H 680 631. Gerard Close.
Aughton, East Riding of Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson. Two further views - 1, 2. An inscription on the tower is a memorial to the Pilgrimage of Grace - the leader, Robert Aske, was associated with nearby Aughton Hall. All David Regan (2012). Link.
Aughton (near Ormskirk), Lancashire, St. Michael. SD 392 054. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Grade I listing which mentions work of the C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, and a major restoration in 1876.
Aughton, (near Lancaster), Lancashire, St. Saviour. It dates from 1864, on an ancient site. SD 550 676. Elaine Hindson. Link1. Link2.
Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, St. John the Baptist. Kit Heald. Another view, and a tympanum, with St, George and the dragon below, both David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Link3.
Aultbea, Highland, CoS. Free Church. Former church, now a Freemasons Lodge. All Peter Amsden.
Aunsby, Lincolnshire, St Thomas Becket. TF 045 389. Mike Berrell (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Aust, Gloucestershire, St. John (more properly The Ancient Chapelry of St. John). A fourteenth century church, although only the tower survives from that date - the rest is of an early Victorian re-build. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the cockerel weather-vane. The church has some fine gargoyles - 1, 2. ST 57248 89083. Link. Grade II* listed. The Evangelical Church was originally Zion Free Methodist Chapel (1896). Map evidence implies that the Methodists were still been active at least until 1972, with the present church taking over in the 1980's. Another view. ST 57445 89022. Link1. Link2. All Carole Sage (2018).
Austerfield, South Yorkshire, St. Helena. Graeme Harvey.
Austrey, Warwickshire, St. Nicholas. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Austwick, North Yorkshire, Church of the Epiphany. Elaine Hindson.
Authorpe, Lincolnshire, the site of St. Margaret, demolished in 1982. Methodist Church. Link (not working when I tried it). David Regan (2015).

Avebury, Wiltshire, St. James, on High Street. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Alex Parker. Christopher Skottowe has an old album containing (among other things) a photo of a church, which has previously been in the Unknown section. The photo dates from circa 1893. Phil Draper has identified it as being of St. James in Avebury Wiltshire. Link. Grade I listed. U.R.C., and an interior view, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II listed.
Avening, Gloucestershire, Holy Cross. Another view, an interior, and the East window, all Graeme Harvey (2014). Link. Grade I listed. The  former Baptist Chapel, now in residential use. Graeme Harvey (2013).
Avenues, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - see Hull.
Averham, Nottinghamshire, St. Michael. Another view, and a rainwater spout. All David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link.
Aveton Gifford, Devon,
St. Andrew. Interior view. SX 695 478. Both James Murray. Link.
Aviemore, Highland.
Avington, Berkshire, St. Mark and St. Luke, much admired by Pevsner, and Nick! SU 373 680. Nick Hopton. Link.
Avington, Hampshire, St. Mary. Derek Jordan. Photo is on an external web-site. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Christopher Skottowe (1965). Link.
Avoch, Highland.
Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, the redundant St. John the Baptist. The main door. Both John Bowdler. Link. St. Joseph (R.C.). Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Avonmouth, Bristol

Awkley, Gloucestershire, The Vine (Evangelical). This was original Ebenezer (Wesleyan) Chapel of 1850 (date-stone), which later became Independent. ST 58593 85845. Both Carole Sage (2018). A very brief history is available here.
Awliscombe, Devon, St. Michael & All Angels. ST 133 018. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Awre, Gloucestershire, St. Andrew. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Awsworth, Nottinghamshire, St. Peter. Another view. Both David Regan (2012). Link.

Axbridge, Somerset, St. John the Baptist, which dates from circa 1400, with a restoration in 1888. ST 43152 54609. Roy Graham. Two additional views - 1, 2, the cockerel weather-vane and two of the grotesques - 1, 2, all Carole Sage (2018). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church stands on West Street, and was built circa 1850 as Wesleyan. Another view. ST 42896 54587. Both Carole Sage (2018). Link. Grade II listed.
Axford, Wiltshire, St. Michael. Another view. SU 233 700. Both Chris Kippin (2018). Link.
Axminster, Devon.
Axmouth, Devon, St. Michael. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the altar, and the font. SY 255 910. All Dennis Harper (2012). Grade I listed.

Aycliffe, Durham, St. Andrew. Bill Henderson.
Aylburton, Gloucestershire, St. Mary. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II listed. Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey.
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Church of the Good Shepherd (Anglican) on Church Square. SP 816 123. Clai Philpott. Link.
Aylesby, Lincolnshire, St. Lawrence. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Aylesford, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. The Culpeper Monument (link), and another view. The John Banks Memorial (link). All Dave Godden. Link. An old postcard view of the parish church, in its charming situation near the river. From John Bowdler's Collection. The Carmelite Friary. Two further views - 1, 2, and four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Mike Forbester. Link.
Aylestone, Leicester, Leicestershire - see Leicester
Aylmerton, Norfolk, St. John the Baptist on Church Road. Interior view. TG 181 400. Both Richard Roberts (2018). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Aylsham, Kent.
Aylsham, Norfolk.
Aymestrey, Herefordshire, St. John the Baptist and St. Alkmund. A distant view, from an old postcard in John Bowdler's Collection. Link.
Aynho, Northamptonshire, dedicated to St. Michael. The tower is 15th century, but the main body of the church dates from the 1720's. SP 514 332. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, St. Lawrence Old Church. Bill McKenzie.
Ayot St. Peter, Hertfordshire, St. Peter. Bill McKenzie.
Ayr, South Ayrshire.
Aysgarth,  North Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Bill Henderson. Another view of St. Andrew. Ken Roddam. And from Colin Waters Collection, a postcard from 1904. Interior view. James Murray. Methodist Church. Bill Henderson. Another view and an interior view, both James Murray. The site of the Friends' Meeting House and extant burial ground. Old maps show that the house stood on the level ground at the far end of the plot. Some of the fabric may survive in the substantial walls. A plaque gives a date for the burial ground of 1703. Link, which gives dates for the house of 1704 (built), 1863 (closed) and 1924 (demolished). It also says that the burial ground is entered through a re-set doorway from the house. SE 0015 8836. All Howard Richter (2015).
Ayston, Rutland, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old engraving in the Colin Waters Collection. A modern view,
David Regan (2015), who advises that it was closed for conservation work when he visited. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Ayton, Borders, Parish Church. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.




03 February 2019

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