The Churches of Britain and Ireland

 

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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. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.

Ickford, Buckinghamshire, dedicated to St. Nicholas. Another view, showing the tower. SP 645 074. Both Steve Bulman.
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.
Icklingham, Suffolk, St. James.  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. Jim Huling. Link.
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.
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.
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.
Idlicote, Warwickshire, St. James the Great. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
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.

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, Shrops., St. John the Baptist. SJ 629 345. Don Tomkinson.
Ightham, Kent, St. Peter. Dave Westrap. TQ 594 569. Link. And an old postcard, courtesy of the Tony Larkin Collection.

Iken, Suffolk, St. Botolph. From an old postcard in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.

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.
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, St. Philip and St. James. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. The former St. Nicholas' Chapel on Lantern Hill. Another view. Both Alex Parker. Link. Grade I listing.
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, interior view and font. Link. Grade II* listed. U.R.C. on Wharncliffe Road. Link. All David Regan (2012). Holy Trinity on Granby Street. Another view. Both Richard Pykett (2016). Link.
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. Interior view. Both Stan Walker. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. Link. Christchurch (Methodist and U.R.C.). Alan Blacklock. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. Link.
Ben Rhydding Methodist Church. David Regan (2013).
Illingworth, West Yorkshire, St. Mary. SE 069 283. Michael Bourne. Link.
Illogan, Cornwall,
the tower of St. Illogan on Church Road, all that survives of the old church. SW 671 439. Grade II listed. The present St. Illogan (1846) on Church Road  is also grade II listed. SW 671 439. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Methodist Church on Trevelyan Road. SW 672 434. Both Paul E. Barnett (2014). Wesleyan Church of 1866. SW 675 447. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Grapevine Community Church dates from 1889, when it was built as Primitive Methodist. SW 674 424. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Illogan Downs, Cornwall, the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of 1861. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Illogan Highway, Cornwall,
Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan before 1880, when it shows on the OS map of that vintage. According to the church website, three church buildings (1843, 1888 and 1903) make up the present church; it isn't clear which of these are visible in the photo. However, the building at left bears date 1839. SW 678 416. Paul E. Barnett (2014). The site of Chili Road Methodist Chapel. The small plaque at top right also mentions that Thomas Merrit, was organist here. More on Thomas here (scroll down). SW 672 416. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Ilmer, Buckinghamshire, St. Peter. SP 769 055. Stuart Mackrell.
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.
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. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.

Ince, Cheshire, St. James. SJ 450 764. Bruce Read.
Ince-in-Makerfield, GMan.
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, Indian Queens, Immanuel Church (United Methodist Free Church, 1876). SW 916 587. Methodist Church. Another view. SW 918 589. Link. All Paul E. Barnett (2016).
Ingham, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Dave Hitchborne.
Ingham, Norfolk, Holy Trinity. Geoff Watt. Link.
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.
Ingelby Cross, North Yorkshire, Wesleyan Chapel. NZ 44706 00947. Robert Hellier (2016).
Ingelby Greenhow, North Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. Both Kenneth Paver. Link.
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 Church. SD 547 398. Philip Kapp.
Ingliston, City of Edinburgh - see City of Edinburgh.
Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Link. Methodist Church. Both George Weston.
Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Both Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church on Chapel Lane, built as Wesleyan in 1863. TF 011 302. 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. The church seems not to be listed - but the lychgate is Grade II.
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 446 986. 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).
Inkpen, Berkshire, St. Michael. Interior view. SU 357 637. Both from an old postcards in Judy Flynn's collection. Grade II* listed.
Inner Farne - see Farne Islands.
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, Bible Christian Methodist chapel (1820). SX 025 622. Paul E. Barnett (2016). Link.
Inniscrone, Co. Sligo, Catholic Church. Bill Henderson.
Inskip, Lancashire, Baptist Church. Mark Eccles. Link.
Inveraray, Argyll & Bute.
Inverasdale, Highland, Free Church. Peter Amsden.
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.

Iona, Argyll & Bute.
Ipplepen, Devon, St. Andrew. Interior view. 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. Link. Grade II* listed. Wesleyan Chapel. All David Regan (2016).
Irby upon Humber, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Ireby, Cumbria, St. James. NY 238 391. Link. Ireby Old Church, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Link. NY 224 393. Both Steve Bulman.
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 223 774. John Balaam (2014). Link.
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. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). Link.
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).
Ironbridge, Shropshire, St. Luke. SJ 672 034. James Murray. Link.
Irongray, D&G. Kevan Mellor. Another view. James Murray (2009).
Ironville, Derbyshire, Christ Church. From an old postcard (franked 1908), Steve Bulman's Collection.
Irstead, Norfolk, St. Michael. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link.
Irthington, Cumbria, St. Kentigern. Steve Bulman. NY 499 617. Link.
Irton, Cumbria, St. Paul. Malcolm Minshaw. Link.
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. Internal view. A marvellous church in a lovely location. Well worth a visit. NY 162 333. All Judith Anderson.
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.
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 353 210. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Isle Brewers, Somerset, All Saints (1861). ST 369 211. Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
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.
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, St. Nicholas. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 526 140.
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. Derek Jordan. Photo is on an external web-site.
Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, St. Mary the Virgin. David Packman at http://www.hampshirecam.co.uk/. Now cared for by the Redundant Churches Fund.
Itchingfield, West Sussex, St. Nicholas (open most days). From an old postcard in Reg Dossell's Collection. A modern view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all
Charles Clegg (2012). 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. Corrall McCormack. Ivinghoe and Pitstone Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1865). SP 943 161. Les Needham. Ian Travis has advised (2010) that this chapel is now closed.
Ivington, Herefordshire, St. John. SO 475 567. Ken Taylor.
Ivy Hatch - see Ightam Mote, above.
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.

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.

 
 

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