The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Placename Index, R

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Rachub, Gwynedd.
Radbourne, Derbyshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. SK 286 359. Both Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.
Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Radclive, Buckinghamshire, St, John the Evangelist. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Raddington, Somerset, St. Michael.  In the tower, at just above porch-door height, is a stone with "1675" carved on it. ST 020 261. Andrew Ross. Link. The church was used as one of the locations for filming "The Land Girls" - link.
Rademon, County Down, Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church. Jack Storey.
Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - see Nottingham.
Radford Semele, Warwickshire, St. Nicholas. Aidan McRae Thomson. John French advises me that St. Nicholas burnt down on 16th March 2008. Some more views of the church (from both before and after the fire) 1, 2, 3, 4 -  all John Bowdler, who advises that re-building work will commence shortly (2009). Added 2011 - John has advised that, planning permissions having been granted, work is still proceeding towards re-building. The font from before the fire, and it can also be seen here in this interior photograph, from after the fire, both Revd. Martin Green. The restored church re-opened in 2013, and John Bowdler has been back to record the results - exteriors - 1, 2, 3, interior, and the rose window, created by Aidan McRae Thomson, stained glass artist (website), and a contributor to this website, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Baptist Church. John French. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all John Bowdler (2013). Link.
Radipole, Dorset, St. Ann. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
Radley, Oxfordshire, St. James the Great. Chris Emms (2009). Link.
Radstock, Somerset, St. Nicholas on Church Street. Another view, the sun-dial, and a close-up. Link. Grade II listed. St. Peter at Westfield. Trinity Methodist Church on Fortescue Road. Another view, showing what was once the Sunday School, now part of the church. This fronts onto The Street. Link. Westfield Methodist Church. Link. The former St. Hugh (R.C.) on Wells Road. Their website is still available. Baptist Church on Wells Road. Link. All Janet Gimber (2016).
Radstone, Northamptonshire, St. Lawrence. No photos, just some information in case you are planning to visit. Howard Richter advises that the church is closed, for health and safety reasons, due to a severe bat droppings problem. Link, which shows the situation in 2012, since when it has worsened. SP 588 405. Grade I listed.
Radway, Warwickshire, St. Peter. SP 368 481. Steve Bulman. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Radwell, Hertfordshire, All Saints. TL 232 359. Les Needham (2010).
Radwinter, Essex, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. The postcard was badly faded, and has hence been heavily processed to recover as good an image as possible.
Radyr, Cardiff (City), Cardiff - see Cardiff (City).
Rafford, Moray, Church of Scotland. NJ 060 584. John Mackie. Another view, Peter Morgan (2014). Link. Former Church, now the village hall. Howard Richter advises that this is the former Free Church, at NJ 068 556. Dating from 1889, it became the hall from 1950, when it was bought from the church by the villagers. The Wikipedia entry for the village - - says that there was an earlier church dating from 1843, which stood where the car park is now - so between camera and church. Peter Morgan (2014).
Raffrey, Co. Down, Presbyterian Church. Jack Storey.
Ragdale, Leicestershire, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Raglan, Monmouthshire.
Ragnall, Nottinghamshire, St. Leonard. Another view. Not listed on ACNY, so perhaps redundant. Both David Regan (2011). Grade II* listed - link1. Link2.
Rainford, Merseyside, All Saints. Alan Hopkins. Link.
Rainham, Kent.
Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, St. Simon & St. Jude (1938-9). David Regan (2019). Link. Methodist Church. David Regan (2013).
Rainow, Cheshire, Holy Trinity. SJ 951 759. The former Wesleyan Church, now closed. SJ 953 762. Both Len Brankin.
Rainsough, Prestwich, Greater Manchester - see Prestwich.
Rainton, North Yorkshire, Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.
Raithby (near Louth), Lincolnshire, St. Peter. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Grade II listed.
Raithby-by-Spilsby, Lincolnshire, Holy Trinity. Dave Hitchborne. Two additional views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link - scroll down for some information on the connection of Raithby with John Wesley. Grade II* listed.
Rake Foot., Lancashire.
Rame, Cornwall,
St. Germanus. Another view, and an interior view. SX 426 491. All James Murray. Standing isolated south of the village is the shell of Rame Head Chapel. Another view. SX 4182 4834. Both Chris Kippin (2018). Link.
Rampside, Cumbria, St. Michael. SD 239 673. John Balaam (2012). Link.
Rampton, Nottinghamshire, All Saints. Another view, and the tower. Interior view, the altar, the font, and a charming angel lectern. There is an unusual gateway in the churchyard wall. All David Regan (2011). Grade I listed - link1. Link2.
Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester.
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Holy Cross. Another view. SU 273 715. Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church was built as Primitive Methodist in 1876. SU 276 716. Link1. Link2. All Chris Kippin (2018).
Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, St. Thomas a Becket. From an old postcard (franked 1916), Geoff Watt's Collection. Another old postcard view, this one from Alan Craxford's collection. Two modern views, 1, 2, both Jim Rushton. Link (click Buildings, then the third icon along). Methodist Church. Jim Rushton.
Ramsey, Isle of Man, St. Paul (consecrated 1822). Link. Ramsey Methodist Centre. Both John Balaam (2011).
Ramsey St. Mary, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Ramsgate, Kent.
Ramsgill, North Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SE 119 709. Michael Bourne. A simple and charming Dales church, which Pevsner appears not to have included in his guides. Another view, the interior, and an example of good stained glass, all Steve Bulman. A fragment of the old church has been built into the churchyard wall at the rear of the present church. Steve Bulman (2017). Link.
Ramshaw, Co. Durham, Methodist Church. Alan Blacklock.
Ramshorn, Staffordshire, the Ramsor Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel (1897 - date-stone). SK 082 453. Both Mike Berrell (2014). Link (well worth reading).
Ranby, Lincolnshire, St. Germaine. Another view. David Regan (2011). Link.
Ranby, Nottinghamshire, St. Martin. Another view. Both David Regan (2011).
Rand, Lincolnshire, St. Oswald. Another view, an interior view, and the font. All David Regan (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Randalstown, Co. Antrim.
Randwick, Gloucestershire, St. John the Baptist. SO 828 067. Neil McDonald. Link1. Link2.
Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire, Holy Trinity. Phil Draper. The former Ebenezer Methodist Chapel (1874 - date-stone), now residential. Janet Gimber (2012).
Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, St. Barnabas. David Regan (2011). Link.
Ranton, Staffordshire, All Saints. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2006). Since Dennis last visited, a hard path has been added - another view. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the stone pulpit and organ, and the font. All Dennis Harper (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Ranworth, Norfolk, St. Helen. Geoff Watt. Another view. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link. Grade I listed.
Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, Church of Ireland. Presbyterian Church. C 973 127. Free Presbyterian Church. C 966 140. Gospel Hall (1955). C 976 125. All Gerard Close. St. Mary (R.C.). C 973 137. Gerard Close (2010).
Rashcliffe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.
Raskelf, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Graham describes it as "possibly the only church in Yorkshire with a wooden steeple". Graham Pickles.
Rastrick, West Yorkshire, St. Matthew (Anglican and Methodist), dates from 1797. SE 138 215. Stan Walker. Another view, Bill Henderson (2014). Link. Grade II* listed. New Road Independent Family Church. SE 133 207. Bill Henderson (2014).
Ratby, Leicestershire, St. Philip and St. James. Another view. Link (under construction). Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. Link. All David Regan (2017).
Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, All Saints. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire,
St. Botolph. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Ratcliffe College Chapel. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey. Another view, and the interior, both Mike Forbester. Link.
Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire, Holy Trinity on Main Street. Interior view, the altar, and the two fonts - 1, 2. The church leaflet says that the latter font is the original, the former a gift from Kingston-on-Soar in 1936. SK 495 289. All Dennis Harper (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Ratford, Wiltshire, Baptist Chapel Mission. Janet advises that it was in use from circa 1900 until about 1970, and seems disused now. Janet Gimber (2018).
Rathangan, Co. Kildare, the former Feighcullen Church, currently (2008) up for sale. Link is to the Sales website.
Rathcormack, Co. Sligo, St. Colmcille (R.C.). G 688 409. Gerard Close.
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, St. Saviour. St. Mary and St. Michael (R.C.). Interior view. All John Balaam (2008).
Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Rathen West Parish Church (CoS, 1867-70). Jim Parker (2013). Link.
Rathernan Bridge, Co. Carlow, the remains of Tomard Church. Liam Murphy.
Rathlee, Co. Sligo, Star of the Sea (R.C.). Bill Henderson.
Rathlin, Co. Antrim, Church of Ireland. Catholic Church. Both Alastair Cameron.
Rathmell, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. Another view, the interior, and the font. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II listed
Ratley, Warwickshire, St. Peter ad Vincula. The doorway. Both Steve Bulman. SP 383 473.
Raughtonhead, Cumbria, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the font and a window. NY 379 456. All Steve Bulman (2015).
Raunds, Northamptonshire, St. Peter - a difficult church to photograph well. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, St. Hilda (C. of E.) united with the Methodists. Bill Henderson.
Ravensfield, South Yorkshire, St. James. Bill Henderson. Link.
Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, St. Peter on Sheepwalk Lane. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2 (note the unusual organ), the altar, and the font. All Dennis Harper (2016).
Ravensmoor, Cheshire, Baddiley & Ravensmoor Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1878). SJ 620 506. Chris Emms (2010).
Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - see Dewsbury.
Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire, St. Denys. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 6700 7035. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Grade II* listed. The site of the demolished Particular Baptist Chapel. As close as Howard can establish, the chapel stood on the corner, where the bungalow now stands, at the right. An old gazetteer of the 1870's or so mentions a Baptist Chapel, which is assumed to be this one. Later maps show it as presumably being active until at least 1959, but the 1966 O.S. map suggests it had closed by that date. It may have been closed for a period prior to November 1888, when a newspaper report mentions it re-opening. "Before" and "after" maps hint that the closure may have been for refurbishment or enlargement, as they indicate that a porch had been added. SP 6681 7021. All Howard Richter (2014).
Ravenstone, Leicestershire, St. Michael and All Angels. Christine Denton. An old postcard view, from Christine Denton's Collection. Link1. Link2. The Chapel and Chaplain's House in the grounds of Ravenstone Almshouses (founded 1711) on Hospital Lane. SK 401 138. Richard Roberts (2014). Link.
Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, All Saints. David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2 has some interior photos. Grade I listed.
Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, St. Oswald. NY 721 042. Philip Kapp. The church has a splendid Georgian interior (view); the seating is arranged on the "collegiate" plan, with the seats facing the central aisle. There is a gallery at the rear, and on the north is the three-decker pulpit. There is also a splendid brass eagle lectern. All interior photos Steve Bulman. Immediately behind are the excavated remains of the small Gilbertine Priory, a daughter cell of the foundation at Watton in Yorkshire. Steve Bulman. Methodist Church. Philip Kapp. The stone over the door reads "Wesleyan Centenary Chapel A.D. 1839". NY 723 039. U.R.C. at High Chapel. NY 776 086. Philip Kapp. Kevin Price has advised (2010) that this is now closed, and awaiting a decision on its future. Howard Richter advises (2013) that it is now in use as the Ravenstonedale Community and Heritage Centre. See link, which says it closed as a chapel in 2006. The Restoration and History pages on the same website are interesting too. See also Milburn, St. Cuthbert on the Cumbria page.
Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, St. Peter and St. Felix. Another view, porch, and a small statue in the niche above. All Peter Morgan (2012). Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church. Alan Blacklock.
Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. James. Bill Henderson. Although listed as a possible former church, Janet Gimber's investigations suggest it may never have been one. Now a private residence, on old maps it appears successively as a school, Sunday School, and a "hall". James Murray.
Rawcliffe Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, former Wesleyan Methodist Church (1908), now converted into two dwellings. James Murray.
Rawdon, West Yorkshire.
Rawmarsh, South Yorkshire.
Rawnsley, Staffordshire, St. Michael. Bruce Read.
Rawreth, Essex, St. Nicholas, a re-build of 1882. Brian Thompson.
Rawtenstall, Lancashire.
Rawthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.

Raydon, Suffolk, St. Mary. TM 049 386. Steve Bulman (2005). Link.
Rayleigh, Essex.

Reach, Cambridgeshire, St. Etheldreda and the Holy Trinity. TL 567 662. Steve Bulman (2012). Link.
Read, Lancashire, St. John the Evangelist. SD 765 347. U.R.C. SD 765 345. Both Philip Kapp.
Reading, Berkshire.
Rearsby, Leicestershire,
St. Michael. SK 651 146. Jane Marriott. Grade II* listed - the listing includes numerous external and internal photos.
Reawla, Cornwall,
Wall Methodist Church (Wesleyan, 1829). SW 607 367. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Reawick, Mainland, Highland, Congregational Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Reay, Highlan
d, Church of Scotland. NC 967 648. Bill Henderson. Another view, Martin Richter (2013). Grade A listing, which says it dates from 1739, with alterations in 1933. Howard Richter advises of two additional churches. The first is the old parish church at NC 969 648. Its graveyard can be seen here on Streetview. Link1. Link2, which dates the church to the 16th century, though, as they say, the presence of a 9th/10th century cross-slab makes an earlier church likely. The ruins of a Free Church stand at ND 024 640. It can be seen here on Streetview. Link, which dates it to 1844, and that it closed in 1985.
Reculver, Kent, St. Mary, the remains of the old church demolished in 1809. TR 227 693. Dave Westrap. Another view, from a postcard dated 1927, from a sketch of 1800. From an old postcard in Dave Westrap's Collection. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. St. Mary the Virgin. TR 211 690. Dave Westrap. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the interior, all Peter Morgan (2017). Link.
Red Roses, Carmarthenshire, St. Margaret (Eglwys Gymyn). Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2011).
Redberth, Pembrokeshire, St. Mary the Virgin (CiW). Interior view. SN 083 042. Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1822), which has been in secular use since 1985. SN 083 043. All Mike Berrell.
Redbourn, Hertfords,hire St. Mary. Previously in the "Unknown" section. this is another ID by Simon Davies. This glass negative, from around 1900, was taken by a great-Uncle of Ian Mead. Link.
Redbourne, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. No longer in use, this church is now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view. The splendid East Window, and the decorated door. All James Murray. Link.
Redbrook, Gloucestershire, St. Saviour. Interior view. Both Peter Morgan (2012).
Redcar, NYorks.
Redcliffe (including Temple), Bristol (City), Bristol.
Reddish, Greater Manchester.
Redditch, Worcestershire.
Redfield, Bristol (City), Bristol - see Bristol.
Redhill, Somerset, Christ Church (1843-4) on Church Road was built as a chapel-of-ease from All Saints at Wrington. Two additional views - 1, 2, some charming gargoyles - 1, 2, 3, a notice board in the porch, interior view, chancel, the pulpit and the font. ST 49665 63224. All Carole Sage (2017 and 2018). Link. Grade II listed.
Redhill, Surrey, St. Matthew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Islamic Centre on Earlswood Road. Janet Gimber has advised that this was originally Wesleyan Methodist, later Methodist, and was for a time the Anglican St. Francis's Church for the Deaf. The Methodist congregation moved to a new church on Gloucester Road. TQ 277 493. Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain.
Redland, Bristol (City), Bristol - see Bristol.
Redmarley D'Abitot, Gloucestershire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Lady Chapel. Former Chapel, now a private residence. All James Murray.
Redmarshall, Co. Durham, St. Cuthbert. Norman door. Both Percival Turnbull. Another view. Alan Blacklock (2010). Link.
Redmile, Leicestershire, St. Peter. An old postcard of the church (ca. 1920.) Both Linda Brockway. Another view, David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Redmire, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. The Norman doorway, and an interior view. A photo of the church in 1893 is available here. SE 051 908. All Steve Bulman. Link. Wikipedia has a (very) little history. Grade II* listed. Previously listed as a former Chapel, a local informant had told James that it had subsequently been used as a schoolhouse, and is now a private residence. But the 1856 O.S. map shows it as a Free School, and a directory entry from 1840 says that it was built as a school, so whether it has ever been used as a place of worship is uncertain. Can you advise? SH 0453 9120. James Murray. The former Wesleyan Chapel, converted to serve as the Village Hall in 1975. It's marked on the O.S. map 1888-1913 edition, and on the 1955-1962. No more accurate dating evidence is available at present, except fore this hint in a scanned document, which was originally published in 1830, and reports the death of an old lady, who "about sixty years ago", so about 1770, was one of the first converts to Methodism in the area. How soon after this the chapel was built is not known. Another view. SE 046 912. Both Howard Richter (2017).
Redruth, Cornwall.
Redwick, Gloucestershire - see Pilning and Redwick on the Gloucestershire page.
Redwick, Newport, St. Thomas the Apostle. Margaret Woodley. Link.
Reed, Hertfordshire, St. Mary. TL 361 357.  Les Needham (2011).
Reedham, Norfolk, St. John the Baptist. Geoff Watt. Link.
Reedness, East Riding of Yorkshire, Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1904). Interior view. Both James Murray.
Reedsholme, Lancashire, the former Sunnyside Baptist Chapel on Burnley Road. Founded in 1847, it closed in the early 1970's and was demolished in 1973. From an old photo in Nigel Birch's Collection.
Reepham, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. David Regan (2015). Interior view, and the font, both David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. David Regan (2015).
Reepham, Norfolk, St. Michael and All Angels, Whitwell parish (left, redundant, now serves as the church hall) and Church of the Nativity of St. Mary, Reepham parish (right). St. Michael's tower. Three parishes meet in the churchyard, and it also contains the ruinous remains of a third church (All Saints, Hackford). TG 101 228. Both Bill McKenzie. Link. The interior of St. Michael, taken through a locked glass door from St. Mary. Steve Bulman (2012). Three interior views of St. Mary - 1, 2, 3, a fine tomb, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2012). Of All Saints, all that remains above ground is one wall, almost hidden by ivy. Steve Bulman (2012). St. Michael is Grade II* listed - link, St. Mary Grade I - link, and fragment of All Saints, Grade II Listed - link. Methodist Church on Station Road. TG 099 230. Steve Bulman (2012).
Reeth, North Yorkshire, Wesleyan Chapel (1840). SE 039 993. Bill Henderson. Interior view, Peter Morgan (2014). Howard Richter advises that it closed in August 2016. Closure News story. Estate Agents notice (click on the Brochure tab for interior views). Grade II listed. Congregational Church, Bill Henderson.
Regil (or until recently, Ridgehill), Somerset, St. James, a mission from St. Mary and St. Peter at Winford. It pre-dates an 1882 map. Another view. ST 53954 62605. Link. The former Baptist Chapel, built by the Bristol Baptist Itinerant Society in 1845, has been closed for many years. Having spent a long time as a local artists studio, it has recently been converted to residential use. ST 53862 62378. All Carole Sage (2017).
Reighton, North Yorkshire, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now converted to residential use. Two further views - 1, 2. Howard advises dates of 1818 for the chapel, with enlargement in 1857. Closure date uncertain, but is probably post-1971, when it shows as Reighton Methodist Church on the OS map of that year. TA 130 753. All Howard Richter (2013).
Rejerrah, Cornwall, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1879). The chapel is now in commercial use, and the adjacent (and newer) Sunday School is now a holiday let. It was preceded by an earlier chapel which became the Sunday School after 1879. Now unrecognisable as a chapel, it's currently used for storage. Both Jo Lewis (2017).
Releath, Cornwall, the former Wesleyan Chapel (1933). SW 659 330. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Relubbus, Cornwall, Wesleyan Methodist Church (1875). SW 565 319. Paul E. Barnett (2014).
Remenham, Berkshire, St. Nicholas. SU 770 841. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II listed.
Rempstone, Nottinghamshire, All Saints. David Regan (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed - link.
Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, St. Peter. Another view and an interior view, all Simon Edwards (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Rennington, Northumberland, All Saints (1831, additions 1865). Peter Morgan (2009).
Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Trinity Parish Church on Alexander Street. The Church Hall is on John Street. Link. Grade B listed. The former Millburn Free Church (ruins) on Main Street. Another view. Grade A listed. St. Martin of Tours (R.C.) on Main Street. Another view. Link. All Jim Parker (2014).
Renwick, Cumbria, All Saints. NY 597 437. Methodist chapel. NY 597 435. Both Steve Bulman. Link.
Repps, Norfolk, Primitive Methodist (1907). Geoff Watt.
Repton, Derbyshire.
Rescobie, Angus, the Parish Church (CoS). Derek Robertson. Link.
Rescorla, Cornwall, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (circa 1873-2001). SX 026 575. Paul E. Barnett (2017). Link.
Resipole, Highland, former church, now a private residence. Peter Amsden.
Resolis, Highland, Free Church of Scotland. NH 674 647. John Mackie. Link.
Resolven, Neath Port Talbot, St. David. Sardis Baptist Chapel (1904). Sardis English Baptist Chapel (1892). Another St. David. All Peter Morgan (2011).
Restenneth, Angus, the remains of Restenneth Priory. Two additional views - 1, 2. All Peter Morgan (2014). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade A listed.
Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Revesby, Lincolnshire, St. Lawrence. Dave Hitchborne.
Reydon,  Suffolk, St. Margaret. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. Previously in the "Unknown" section, this postcard is allegedly of Raydon Church. However, I'd been to Raydon Church, and it looked nothing like the postcard, nor could I find another Raydon. Doubting my own sanity for a moment, I did manage to find photos on the wider web, which confirmed that I had indeed been to Raydon (relief!!). Thanks to Janet Gimber for the correct identification - this is yet another example of a wrongly named postcard. Link.
Reynalton, Pembrokeshire, St. James. Interior view (taken through a window). SN 090 089. Congregational Chapel (1867, re-built 1906). SN 091 087. Mike Berrell (2011).

Rhayader, Powys.
Rhewl, Denbighshire, Parish Church (1922), currently closed pending restoration. Link. Rhewl Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), Another view. All Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Rhiw, Gwynedd, Nebo Chapel. Another view. The date-stone bears dates of 1813, 1856 and 1876. SH 227 277. All Dennis Harper (2013). Link.
Rhiw Goch, Gwynedd, Capel Pen-y-stryd (Independent), later known as Capel Cefn Lloyd. Coflein advises that it was built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1890. Another view, and the interior. SH 7270 3150. All Howard Richter (2016).
Rhiwbina, Cardiff (City), Cardiff - see Cardiff (City).
Rhiwceiliog, Bridgend, Soar Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The smaller building is the vestry. Gervase N. E. Charmley.
Rhiwderin, Newport, Tabernacle Congregational Church. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Rhodes, Middleton, Greater Manchester - see Middleton.
Rhodes Minnis, Kent, Methodist Church, dating from 1888. TR 153 432. Geoff Watt.
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, St. Peter. Presbyterian Church, and another view. All Gerard Charmley (2011). Jubilee Hall (1887) on Rhoose Road was built as a Gospel Mission. From 1938 until the 1960's it served as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and afterwards converted to residential use. Another view. Both Bruce Cunningham (2014). Link, showing the building before recent alterations and Bruce's photos.
Rhos, Carmarthenshire, St. James. SN 380 353. Mike Berrell (2009).
Rhos-fawr, Gwynedd, Capel Soar (Calvinistic Methodist). The date stone says "A.D.1871.96", and Coflein says it was built in 1870, so 1871 was presumably the date of opening. The "96" probably means 1896, and must refer to an enlargement, refurbishment or re-build at that date. Another view. SH 3715 3949. Link. Capel Penuel (Particular Baptist). The chapel carries three dates - 1794, 1839, and 1896, the latter for the latest re-build. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 3883 3906. Link. All Howard Richter (2016).
Rhos-y-gwaliau, Gwynedd, former church (CiW, Holy Trinity, both confirmed by Howard Richter). Another view. SH 944 345. The former Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1881), which Howard advises is shown on the 1901 OS map as Capel Rhosgwaliau. SH 943 347. All Peter Morgan (2012).
Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire, St. Decuman. SM 903 022. Chris Emms (2009). Another view. Mike Berrell (2009). Now in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches, following closure in 2005. Link. Grade I listed.
Rhosddu, Wrexham (City), Wrexham - see Wrexham.
Rhosesmor, Flintshire, St. Paul (CiW). Gerard Charmley (2010). Link.
Rhosgoch, Powys, Hermon Congregational Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Rhoshirwaun, Gwynedd, Saron Chapel (1903). SH 196 293. Bethesda Baptist Chapel (1904 - date-stone). SH 197 296. All Dennis Harper (2013).
Rhoslan, Gwynedd, Capel Rhos-lan (Independent) dates from 1808, with a re-build in 1834, and additional modifications in 1877. Another view. SH 480 413. Both Howard Richter (2013). Link. Capel-y-Beirdd General Baptist Chapel (1822, re-built 1873). SH 470 416. Bill McKenzie. Two further view - 1, 2, both Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham.
Rhosneigr, Anglesey. Bill McKenzie.
Rhossili, Swansea, St. Mary the Virgin. Mark Turbott. Link.
Rhosycaerau, Pembrokeshire, Congregational Chapel. SM 919 376. Mike Berrell.
Rhosymedre, Wrexham, St. John. Link to external website.
Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy.
Rhuallt, Denbighshire, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1869). SJ 060 750. Mike Berrell. Former chapel (1880) now in secular use. Janet Gimber advises this was originally Calvinistic Methodist, but later became Rhuallt Presbyterian Church. SJ 075 750. Mike Berrell.
Rhuddlan, Denbighshire.
Rhudry, Caerphilly - see Rudry.
Rhyd-y-Fro, Neath Port Talbot, the former Capel Saron, now in secular use. SN 713 060. It was replaced in 1904 by New Capel Saron. SN 713 060. Both Mike Berrell.
Rhydargaeu, Carmarthenshire, Baptist Chapel. Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Both
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Carmarthenshire, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Rhydlewis, Ceredigion, Twrgwyn Chapel. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. The date-stone has a number of dates, commencing in 1750. A plaque tells the remarkable story of the chapel having only 6 incumbents from 1774 to 1944! SN 352 477. All Mike Berrell (2011).
Rhydowen, Ceredigion,  the former Unitarian Chapel (1854). Interior view. SN 443 452.
Both Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view. Mike Berrell. Former "New" Chapel (1879). Gerard advises that, according to the story, the Unitarians were evicted from their old chapel for supporting the Liberals in a keenly contested election. They moved into the "New" Chapel, but later moved back. Previously used as a museum, the building is now unused. Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view, and interior view (taken through a window), both Mike Berrell (2012).
Rhydybont, Powys, Independent Chapel. The date-stone has dates 1778, 1829 and 1911. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Rhydycul, Powys, Elim Chapel (1839). Peter Morgan (2013).
Rhydyfelin, Ceredigion, Gosen Chapel (Presbyterian). Gerard Charmley (2010). A mile or so SW of the village on the B4340 stands the former Beulah Independent Chapel (now in residential use) at SN 605 784. The following photos are all Neil Floyd (2003), taken when the chapel had fallen into serious disrepair - 1, 2, interiors (1, 2), and the pulpit. A reasonably current view can be found on Google Earth here.
Rhydyfelin, Rhondda Cynon Taff, St. Luke (CiW). Methodist Church. The former Bethlehem Baptist Chapel, now a private residence. All Gerard Charmley.
Rhydymaen, Pembrokeshire, Penuel Cemaes Chapel (Welsh Baptist, 1824, re-built 1860). SN 116 411. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Rhymney, Caerphilly.
Rhyl, Denbighshire.

Ribbesford, Worcestershire, St. Leonard. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Ribbleton, Preston, Lancashire - see Preston.
Ribchester, Lancashire, St. Wilfrid. SD 649 350. Philip Kapp. Another view, John Balaam (2015). Grade I listed. St. Peter and St. Paul (R.C.) on Stydd Lane. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3. SD 6534 3579. All Mike Berrell (2016). Evangelical Presbyterian Church. SD 650 353. Philip Kapp.
Riby, Lincolnshire, St. Edmund. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Riccall, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Richards Castle, Herefordshire, former Chapel, now a private residence. Graeme Harvey. Janet Gimber advises that this was Methodist.
Richhill, Co. Armagh, St. Matthew (CoI). H 942 480. Methodist Church. H 944 480. Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. H 940 484. All Gerard Close (2012). The former Presbyterian Church. H 943 478. Gerard Close (2012). Another view, Richard Edgar (2014) who advises that the burial ground remains in use for families who have a plot. Presbyterian Church (2003). H 935 483. Gerard Close (2012).  Grace Community Church. H 951 498. Gerard Close (2015). Link.
Richmond, Greater London, St. Mary Magdalene. From an old print, Shirley Beaumont's Collection. A modern view. Shirley Beaumont. Link. St. John the Divine. A postcard from Judy Flynn, previously in the Unknown section. Note the large triptych. Printed at lower right is Richmond S.W. Janet Gimber identified it as St. John the Divine, Richmond, Greater London, and provided this link for comparison (scroll down the page). Link.
Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Richmond Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Rickford, Somerset, the former Baptist Chapel. Built in 1888, earlier maps show an older chapel on roughly the same spot. For many years it doubled up as the village hall as well. It closed as a chapel in the 1960's, whereupon it became a Masonic Lodge, which it still is. ST 48728 59272. Carole Sage (2017). More photos are available here.
Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk, St. Mary, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The font and pulpit. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Rickmansworth, Herts.
Ridge, Hertfordshire, St. Margaret. TL 214 005. Thomas Curtis. Link.
Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, All Saints. SP 975 360. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Riding Mill, Northumberland, St. James. NZ 018 613. Bill Henderson (2012).
Ridley, Kent, St. Peter. TQ 616 639. Dave Westrap. Link.
Ridlington, Norfolk, St. Peter. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ridlington, Rutland, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Andrew. Memorial to James Harington (d. 1613) and his wife Fraunces (d. 1599), who had 16 children. Both Robin Peel. Grade II listed - link.
Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson. The ruins of the monastery. Bill McKenzie (2010).
Rigsby, Lincolnshire, St. James. Interior view. TF 431 754. Both Mike Berrell. Link.
Rilla Mill, Cornwall, the former Methodist Chapel, built as Wesleyan in 1846. . SX 297 733. Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Rillington, North Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Methodist Church. Bethesda Chapel. All Colin Waters Collection (2010).
Rimington, Lancashire, Salem Congregational Chapel at Martin Top. SD 821 457. Philip Kapp. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Alan Marsden. Link. Grade II listed.
Rimswell, East Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. "Disused and neglected" says James. The appended link shows that it is up for sale for conversion. James Murray. Link.
Ringmer, East Sussex, St. Mary the Virgin. TQ 445 126. Kevin Gordon. Link.
Ringmore, Devon, St. Nicholas. SX 924 722. Andrew Ross.
Ring's End, Cambridgeshire, the former Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan), dates from circa 1869, and is now in residential use. TF 397 027. Richard Roberts (2018).
Ringsend, Co. Derry, Presbyterian Church. C 804 225. Gerard Close.
Ringstead, Norfolk, St. Andrew, on High Street. Previously in the "Unknown" section. Many thanks to James Fielding for confirming that this is the Ringstead in Norfolk. Largely C13 and C14; much restored in C19. TF 705 406. From an old postcard (franked 1905), in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Richard Roberts (2014). Despite visiting the church several times a year for 10 years or more, and it never being open, Richard recently managed to get in when an exhibition was being prepared - interior view. Richard Roberts (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. The former Methodist Church on Chapel Lane, built as Primitive Methodist in 1867. TF705 405. Richard Roberts (2014). All that remains of the medieval St. Peter on Ringstead Road is the round tower. The rest of the church was demolished in 1792. TF 705 401. Richard Roberts (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Ringstead, Northamptonshire, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ringway, Altrincham, and Ringway, Manchester, Greater Manchester - see Altrincham and Manchester.
Ringwood, Hampshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. SU 145 053. Frank Riddle at Another view, Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed. Trinity Centre (Methodist and U.R.C.). Gerard Charmley (2010). Link.
Ringwould, Kent, St. Nicholas. TR 359 484. Geoff Watt.
Ripe, East Sussex, St. Andrew. Chris Emms (2011).
Ripley, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson. Another view. Bill McKenzie. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, a knight's tomb, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ripley, Surrey, St. Mary Magdalene. TQ 051 566. Barbara Barklem. Another view. Mehmood Naqshbandi (2009).
Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Ripple, Kent, St. Mary the Virgin. TR 351 503. Geoff Watt.
Ripple, Worcestershire, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Rosemary Groves (2010). Link.
Ripponden, West Yorkshire, St. Bartholomew (1868). SE 045 195. Another view. Both Stuart Mackrell. Another view. David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Risabus Oa, (Islay), Highland, ruined church. NR 314 436. Martin Briscoe.
Risbury, Herefordshire, the former Methodist Chapel. Another view. SO 550 550. Both Chris Kippin.
Risca, Caerphilly.
Rise, East Riding of Yorkshire, All Saints. James Murray.
Riseholme, Lincolnshire, St. Mary (services commenced in 1851). Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2013). Link1. Link2, which says that there was a medieval church, also dedicated to St. Mary, but "was unused by the late 1600s and fell into decay". Grade II* listed.
Riseley, Bedfordshire, All Saints. Another view, and an interior. TL 039 630. All from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Rishton, Lancashire.
Rising Bridge, Lancashire, the former St. John, now a private residence. SD 784 254. Philip Kapp. Grade II listed.
Risley, Derbyshire, All Saints on Derby Road. It was founded as a chapel in 1593. SK 461 357. Richard Roberts (2014). Grade II* listed.
Rivenhall, Essex, St. Mary and All Saints on Church Road. The tower. TL 828 178. Both Steve Taylor. Link.
River, Kent (near Dover), St. Peter and St. Paul. TR 290 435. Methodist Church. TR 293 434. Both Geoff Watt.
Riverside, Cardiff (City), Cardiff - see Cardiff (City).
Rivington, Lancashire, Rivington Church, on Sheep House Lane. Mike advises that "Rivington Church" is the correct name, there being no dedication. SD 625 144. Grade II listed - link (which has it as Holy Trinity). The church also has a detached single-storey belltower, though the bell is now missing. It dates from 1542. Link (for both). It is also Grade II listed - link. Unitarian and Free Christian Chapel (1703) on The Green. It has links with Walt Whitman - see plaque. Link. SD 627 145. All Mike Berrell (2012).
Rixton, Cheshire, Methodist Church. SJ 691 906. Bruce Read. Another view. Kit Heald.

Roade, Northamptonshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 757 519. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church (Wesleyan, 1908). It was preceded by an earlier chapel, adjacent, of 1875, visible to the right of the photo. There was an earlier C19 chapel too. SP 760 517. All Howard Richter (2015).
Roath, Cardiff (City), Cardiff.
Robertsbridge, East Sussex, U.R.C., originally Congregational (1881), which Pevsner records, rather unkindly, as "truly horrible". Bethel Chapel (1842). Both Steve Bulman (2009). Darvell Bruderhof, Alan K. Taylor. Link.
Robertstown, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Salem Welsh Independent Chapel. Probable former church - can you name it? Thanks to a fine piece of detective work, Janet Gimber has shown that this was originally St. John the Evangelist (CiW), but it is now Aberdare Islamic Centre. (link). Both Gerard Charmley.
Roberttown, West Yorkshire, All Saints. SE 195 225. Bill Henderson.

Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, St. Stephen. NZ 948 052. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. A modern view, and interior, both John Balaam (2014). Fylingdales Old Church (St. Stephen) lies outside the village, and is well worth a visit, retaining the old box pews. It's in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view. NZ 941 059. Both Steve Bulman. Former chapel, now a cafe (called Swell). Dated in Pevsner as 1779. Steve Bulman. U.R.C. (1840) was originally Congregational. John Bowdler. Another view, John Balaam (2014).
Robeston Wathen, Pembrokeshire, Holy Trinity. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 084 157. All Mike Berrell (2012).
Robeston West, Pembrokeshire, St. Andrew. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SM 885 095. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Roby Mill, Lancashire, Jubilee Methodist Chapel (1860). Mick Finney.
Rocester, Staffordshire, St. Michael. SK 112 394. The former St. Joseph's Chapel (1837) on High Street, now a private residence. SK 107 393. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1888) on High street. SK 109 394. All Mike Berrell. Sandy Calder advises that the Catholic Chapel was built as a General Baptist Chapel, and then taken over by the Catholics. The original building was single-storey, and extended back only as far as the drainpipe.

Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
Roche, Cornwall,
St. Gomonda of the Rock. Of ancient foundation, but now largely of the re-building of 1822. SW 98794 59796. Bill Henderson (2009). Another view, and an interior, both Carole Sage (2013). Another view and interior, the list of rectors, which commences in 1258, the font, and the ancient cross which stands in the churchyard, all Paul E. Barnett (2018). Grade II listed. Chapel (1887). SW 986 600. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Another former Chapel, at SW 988 595. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Cemetery Chapel at SW 987 595, Paul E. Barnett (2016). Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan. SW 998 603. Paul E. Barnett (2017). Link. The ruins of a chapel to St. Michael stands atop Roche Rock. SW 992 596. Paul E. Barnett (2018). Link.
Roche Abbey - see Maltby, South Yorkshire.
Rochester, Kent.
Rochford, Worcestershire, St. Michael. SO 692 685. David Adams. Link.
Rock, Co. Tyrone, Church of the Sacred Heart (R.C.). H 755 722. Gerard Close (2013).
Rock, Northumberland, St. Philip and St. James dates from 1176. NU 202 202. Bill Henderson (2013). Interior view, Richard Roberts (2017). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Rock, Worcestershire, St. Peter & St. Paul. Bill McKenzie.
Rockcliffe, Cumbria, St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 85 NY 358 617. Link.
Rockhampton, Gloucestershire, St. Oswald. Phil Draper.
Rockingham, Northamptonshire, St. Leonard. Bill McKenzie. Another view. Alan Craxford.
Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon, Wiltshire - see Swindon.
Rode, Somerset, St. Lawrence. This postcard, from Brian Curtis's collection, was previously in the Unknown section. It was sent to an address in Bath, and has a part postmark for "OAD". An old spelling for Rode is Road. Phil Draper has suggested that the old spelling may have fallen out of favour in reaction to an infamous murder which was committed there. Greg Mishevski, who also identified the church, has supplied the following links - 1, 2, 3. Grade I listed - link.
Rodbourne, Wiltshire, Holy Rood. ST 934 834. Chris Kippin (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Rode Heath, Cheshire, Church of the Good Shepherd (CoE). SJ 805 573. Link. Rode Heath Methodist Church. SJ 807 570. Both Len Brankin.
Rodley, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Rodmersham, Kent, St. Nicholas. TQ 925 618. Geoff Watt.
Rodney Stoke, Somerset, St. Leonard. June Norris. Link.
Rodsley, Derbyshire, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1823), now a private residence. SK 201 403. Richard Roberts (2014).
Roeburndale, Lancashire, Methodist Chapel. Mrs. Janet Dalby.
Roecliffe, North Yorkshire, the redundant St. Mary (1843-1983). David Regan (2011). Interior view. The pulpit. Both Kenneth Paver. Link.
Rogart, Highland, St. Callan (CoS, 1775/7). Link. NC 735 035. Associated Presbyterian Church (previously Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland). NC 715 035. Pitfurie Church of Scotland (built as a United Free Church of Scotland, 1909/10). NC 715 035. All John Mackie. Free Church of Scotland. John Mackie (2010).
Rogate, WSus., St. Bartholomew. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Rogerstone, Newport, St. John the Baptist (CiW). Link. Bethesda Baptist Church - a modern re-build on an old site. Link. Rogerstone Pentecostal Church. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Roghadal (Harris), Western Isles, St. Clement. Another view. John describes it as "the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles". It dates from the early 16th century, but was abandoned following the Reformation. Repaired and re-roofed in the 1780's, and repaired again in 1873, it is now in the care of Historic Scotland. NG 047 831. Both John Mackie.
Rogiet, Monmouthshire, St. Mary. Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church on Ifton Road. Link. Both Janet Gimber (2015).
Rokeby, North Yorkshire, St. Mary, dates from 1778. It stands alone beside the A66 at NZ 073 138. Steve Bulman. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all Martin Richter (2011). Howard Richter advises that the church is now closed and sold. A local informant told him that it was built to replace an old church near the river. The 1857 map has "Site of Rokeby Old Church" marked at NZ 084 144. Grade II* listed - link.
Roker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Rollesby, Norfolk, St. George. Geoff Watt. Link.
Rolleston, Leicestershire, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston.
Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link.
Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire, the 12th century St. Mary, on Church Road. SK 235 272. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church on Chapel Street was built as Wesleyan in 1893. It has been sold for redevelopment. SK 238 277. Richard Roberts (2017).
Rolvenden, Kent, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. TQ 845 312. Geoff Watt. A further photo has been in the "Unknown" section for some time - this war memorial ceremony from Ian Lewis's Collection was identified by Simon Davies. Link.
Romaldkirk, County Durham, St. Romald. Percival recommends a visit to this church, which contains some early masonry, and interesting church furniture. Percival Turnbull. Another view. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church. Steve Bruce.
Romanby, North Yorkshire, St. James the Great (1882). Two further views - 1, 2. SE 360 932. Link. Grade II listed. The Methodist Church was opened in 1964, and was successor to a chapel in Northallerton (for which see the Northallerton page). Another view. SE 361 930. Link. All Howard Richter (2016).
Romford, Greater London.
Romiley. Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Romsey, Hampshire, dedicated to St. Mary and St. Etheldreda. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Originally the Abbey, it now serves as the parish church. A modern view. 185 SU 350 212. Dave Westrap. This photo Teunis Verweij, shows some internal architectural details. Another view, Christopher Skottowe (1965). Link. Methodist Church. SU 355 211. Andrew Ross.
Romsley, Worcestershire, St. Kenelm. SO 943 807. Roy Graham. Another view. John French. Methodist Church (1930). SO 962 799. Chris Emms (2011).
Rookhope, Co. Durham, St. John the Evangelist. Alan Blacklock.
Rooks Bridge (or Rooksbridge), Somerset, the former Baptist Chapel. Dating from 1852, it was "Re-erected" (according to the date-stone) in 1897, though some on-line references suggest this was an enlargement and alteration rather than a complete re-build. It seems to have been closed in the 1980's, and has since been converted to residential use. ST 37063 52441. Carole Sage (2018).
Roos, East Riding of Yorkshire, All Saints. James advises that the repair work being carried out is to put right the efforts of recent lead thieves. A curse on all their houses! James Murray.
Ropley, Hampshire, St. Peter. SU 645 319. Chris Kippin. Link, which advises that the church was very badly damaged in a fire in 2014. It had been grade II listed.
Ropsley, Lincolnshire, St. Peter on Church Lane. Two interior view - 1, 2. SK 993 342. All Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Sacred Heart (R.C.). Joseph Cantwell.
Roscroggan, Cornwall,
the former Wesleyan Chapel, now in use as a B&B. SW 650 421. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Estate Agents sale notice.
Rose, Cornwall, Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan. SW 776 549. Paul E. Barnett (2018).

Rosedale Abbey, North Yorkshire, St. Mary of Lawrence. Former Methodist Chapel. Both Bill McKenzie.
Rosehall, Highland, Church of Scotland (1891). Free Church of Scotland (1845). Link. Both NC 484 014. Both John Mackie.
Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire, St. Ismael. SM 953 086. Mike Berrell (2010). The former U.R.C. chapel, earlier Tabernacle Independent Chapel, on Middle Street, now abandoned. SM 953 082. Dave Westrap. Link.
Rosemarkie, Highland, Rosemarkie Kirk (CoS). NH 737 578. Bill Henderson (2014). Link.
Roseworthy, Cornwall, a former chapel. SW 735 236. Chris Kippin (2019).
Rosevear, Cornwall, the church at SW 697 244. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Roseyards, Co. Antrim, Presbyterian Church. C 999 296. Gerard Close (2011).
Roskeen, Highland, Free Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. Rosskeen Old Parish Church (1830-2, disused). NH 683 702. John Mackie.
Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, St. Tierney (R.C.). H 541 325. Gerard Close (2016).
Rosley, Cumbria, Holy Trinity. NY 316 476. Malcolm Minshaw.
Roslin, Midlothian, the Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew. NT 274 630 . From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. An example of the elaborate stone carving. A window. Figure. All Bill McKenzie. Another view, and interior, both from an old album dateable to the 1890's in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Roslin Kirk (CoS). NT 269 631. Bill Henderson. Another view, Steve Bulman (2015).
Rosliston, Derbyshire, St. Mary the Virgin on Main Street, founder before 1291. SK 243 168. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Rosneath, Argyll & Bute, St. Modan. St. Gilda (R.C.). Both Martin Briscoe.
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Church of Ireland (1854). G 672 389. St. Columba (R.C.). G 670 401. Both Gerard Close (2013).
Rossett, Wrexham, Christ Church (CiW). Jane Marriott. Another view, and an interior view, both Gerard Charmley (2010). Presbyterian Church. Jane Marriott. Christ the King (R.C.). Gerard Charmley (2010). Zion Primitive Methodist Church. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, St. Mary (R.C.). G 882 529. The former Church of Ireland (1851), now a Community Centre. G 927 487. Both Gerard Close (2012).
Rosskeen, Highland, the Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Rosslyn, Midlothian - see Roslin above.
Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (R.C.) at the Franciscan Friary. G 866 673. Presbyterian Church (1906). G 878 672. Gerry had advised that this was the only Tin Church still in use in Ireland, but Adam McCurdy has been in touch to say that there is at least one other in Rearcross, Co. Tipperary (see here). St. John (CoI). G 909 696. All Gerard Close. The remains of St. Barran (15th century). G 857 660. Gerard Close (2013).
Rostherne, Cheshire, St. Mary. Bruce Read. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Iain Taylor. Grade I listed.
Rosudgeon, Cornwall, the former Bible Christian Methodist Chapel (1858). SW 557 294.  Paul E. Barnett (2014). 2011 Sale notice. Grade II listed.
Rosyth, Fife.
Rothbury, Northumberland.
Rotherby, Leicestershire, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rotherfield, East Sussex, St. Denys. From an old postcard (ca. 1910), Brett Jeffrey's Collection. One of Judy Flynn's old postcards was previously in the Unknown section - it was posted from Tunbridge Wells to Boscombe in 1905, and written on the back is "This photo was taken the day after our harvest thanksgiving." Interiors are always difficult to identify, so my thanks to Simon Davies for identifying this, and supplying the following confirmatory link. A modern view, the interior, pulpit and tester and the font, all Elaine Sanders (2016). Justin Brice has told me that the church was burgled some years ago. One item stolen was a 1711 painting of an old windmill by Humphrey Fowle. As part of his researches into this mill, Justin is keen to find a photograph of this painting. Can you oblige? Link. Grade I listed.
Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, St. Nicholas. Mostly dated to a mid-Victorian re-build. SU 727 823. Nick Hopton. Link.
Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Rotherhithe, Greater London.
Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 714 566. Michael Bourne.
Rotherwick, Hampshire, the Parish Church (dedication is lost). SU 711 562. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Rothley, Leicestershire, St. Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist. Another view, and the Saxon Cross in the churchyard. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Rothwell, Lincolnshire, St. Mary Magdalene. David Regan (2012). Another view, the interior, altar, and the font, and a most unusual gravestone, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Rothwell, Northamptonshire, Holy Trinity. Another view, Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, altar, and the unusual font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Rothwell, West Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. Bill Henderson.
Rottingdean, East Sussex, St. Margaret. From an old postcard (franked 1904) in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Roundhay and Rounday Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Rough Hay, Staffordshire, Anslow Methodist Church on Hopley Road, built as Primitive Methodist in 1897. SK 204 241. Richard Roberts (2016).
Rougham, Norfolk, St. Mary on The Street, medieval, but much restored in 1912. TF 830 205. Anne East (2009). Interior view, Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Roughton, Lincolnshire, St. Margaret. Dave Hitchborne.
Rous Lench, Worcestershire, St. Peter. The fine south doorway. Both Peter Morgan (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rousham, Oxfordshire, St. James. An unusual recessed tomb. Both John Salmon.
Rouskey, Co. Tyrone, St. Mary (R.C.), built 1800 and re-built in 1882. H 548 857. Gerard Close.
Routh, East Riding of Yorkshire, All Saints. Link1. Link2. Samman Hall (Christadelphian Meeting Room). Both James Murray.
Rowbarton, Taunton, Somerset - see Taunton.
Rowberrow, Somerset, St. Michael and All Angels dates from the late C14. Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Rowde, Wiltshire, St. Matthew on High Street. Interior view. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Methodist Chapel was built as Wesleyan in 1838, and is now in residential use. It stands at the corner of Marsh Lane and Rowde Court Road. Another view. All Janet Gimber (2017).
Rowen, Conwy, Seion Chapel. SH 758 721. Martin Briscoe.
Rowington, Warwickshire, St. Laurence. Tim Hollinghurst (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear, Gibside Chapel (the Bowes Lyon family chapel). NZ 17183 58248. Bill Henderson. Link.
Rowley, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Peter. Interior view. Both James Murray.
Rowley Regis, West Midlands, St. Giles. John French. Link.
Rowley, Co. Durham, Baptist Church. NZ 087 479. Bill Henderson (2012).
Rowsley, Derbyshire, St. Katherine, on Church Lane. SK 255 661. James Murray. Two interior views - 1, 2, and a tablet recording a bequest, all Mike Berrell (2011). Link. Methodist Church. James Murray.
Rowston, Lincolnshire, St. Clement. David Regan (2013). Grade I listed.
Rowton, Cheshire, Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1865). The small porch to the left has a date-stone for 1993. Peter Morgan (2010).
Roxburgh, Borders, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Roxby, Lincolnshire, St. Mary. Another view. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church, built as Primitive Methodist in 1897. All David Regan (2012).
Roxby, North Yorkshire, St. Nicholas. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Roxton, Bedfordshire, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 153 545. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed. Congregational Church (1808). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Roy Bridge, Highland, St. Margaret (R.C.). Martin Briscoe.
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
Roydon, Essex, St. Peter. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Roydon, (near King's Lynn), Norfolk, All Saints. A C12 church, restored in 1857. TF 699 236. Steve Williamson. Link. Grade II* listed.
Royston, Hertfordshire, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Alan Craxford. Link. Grade I listed - link. St. Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs (R.C., opened 1919). From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Royston, South Yorkshire, St. John the Baptist. Bill Henderson.
Royton, Oldham, Greater Manchester - see Oldham.
Rozel, Jersey, Chapel of Rosel Manor. Another view. Alan Perchard.

Ruan Major, Cornwall, the roofless St. Rumon. Interior view. Surprisingly, the church retains some of its stained glass. SW 703 164. All Chris Kippin (2019). Grade I listed.
Ruan Minor, Cornwall, St. Rumon. Another view. SW 721 152. Link1 (has more photos). Link2. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SW 718 151. Unidentified former chapel. SW 719 152. All Chris Kippin (2019).
Ruanlanihorne, Cornwall, St. Rumon. SW 895 420. Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church, which closed in 2005, and subsequently converted for residential use. SW 903 410. Both Jo Lewis.
Ruardean, Gloucestershire, St. John the Baptist. Graeme Harvey. Another view, and a charming inscription on the church gate, both Graeme Harvey (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ruardean Hill, Gloucestershire, Baptist Church. Graeme Harvey (2013). Link.
Ruckinge, Kent, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. TR 024 335. Link1. Link2. Methodist Church. TR 026 336. Link. All Dave Westrap.
Ruckland, Lincolnshire, St. Olave. Interior view. TF 335 780. Both Mike Berrell.
Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, St. Michael. SM 960 221. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. All Mike Berrell (2010).
Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, St. Peter. David Regan (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Rudford, Gloucestershire, St. Mary the Virgin. Graeme Harvey (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rudgeway, Gloucestershire, the former Ebenezer Methodist Chapel (1890), now in residential use. Janet Gimber (2012).
Rudry (or Rhudry), Caerphilly, St. James. David Gallimore. Another view. Gerard Charmley (2010). Link. Former Ebenezer English Congregational Church, now in residential use. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Rudston, East Yorkshire, All Saints. Steve Watson. Another view, showing the enormous standing stone. David Regan. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel and font, all David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Rudyard, Staffordshire, Methodist Church. SJ 952 579. Mike Berrell.
Rufford, Lancashire, St. Mary the Virgin. Rob Brettle. Interior view. John Balaam (2007). Link.
Rufford, Nottinghamshire, the remains of Rufford Abbey. Interior view, and the doorway to the lay brothers night stair. All David Regan (2010). These three postcards 1, 2, 3, are all Chris Cole. No. 3 shows some delightful corbels. Link1. Link2.
Rufforth, North Yorkshire, All Saints. SE 527 514. Michael Bourne.
Rugby, Warkwickshire.
Rugeley, Staffordshire.
Ruishton, Somerset, St. George on Church Lane. Two interiors - 1, 2. ST 264 251. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Rumburgh, Suffolk, St. Michael and All Angels and St. Felix. Another view. Both Kevin Price (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rumney, Cardiff (City), Cardiff - see Cardiff (City).
Runcorn, Cheshire.
Runcton Holme, Norfolk, St. James on Church Lane. Of C12 foundation, it was re-built in the 15th century, and restored in 1842. TF 617 094. Richard Roberts (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Runham, Norfolk, St. Peter and St. Paul. Geoff Watt. Link.
Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire, the former High Chapel. Judith Anderson. The former Low Chapel. Steve Bulman. Both are now private residences.
Ruscombe, Berkshire, St. James. Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rushall, Norfolk, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Rushall, Walsall, West Midlands - see Walsall.
Rushbury, Shropshire, St. Peter. Dorothy Turley. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Rushden, Hertfordshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Les Needham (2011). Link.
Rushden, Northamptonshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Rusholme, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Rushton, Northamptonshire, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Rushwick, Worcestershire, St. Thomas at Crown East. Christopher Skottowe. Link. Grade II listed.
Ruskington, Lincolnshire, All Saints. David Regan (2013). Grade I listed.
Ruston Parva, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Nicholas was built in 1832, and appears to be more or less untouched since then. Bill Henderson. Another view, and four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, all David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Ruswarp, North Yorkshire, St. Bartholomew. From an old illustration (1907) in Colin Waters Collection.
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, the Old Parish Church, which was consecrated in 1902, was the fourth to be built on the site. NS 612 617. Hugh Millar. The church website also has images of the second and third churches.
Ruthin, Denbighshire.
Ruthin, Vale of Glamorgan, the derelict former Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Interior view. Both Gerard Charmley (2011).
Ruthwell, Dumfries & Galloway, the Parish Church. The famous Ruthwell Cross shows in this internal photo. NY 100 682. Both Gill Webb-Tomkinson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, two interior views - 1, 2, the latter also showing the cross, and a close-up of the cross itself, all Steve Bulman (2010). Link.
Ruthvoes, Cornwall, Bible Christian Chapel. SW 924 604. Paul E. Barnett (2017).
Ruxley, Kent, the remains of St. Botolph, or Ruxley Old Church. Deconsecrated in the 16th century, it was used as a barn until recently, and Dave advises that it is currently being restored. Another view. TQ 485 702. Dave Godden. Link1. Link2.
Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire, St. John the Baptist. SJ 394 221. Dave Westrap. Two additional views - 1, 2, an interior, the chancel, pulpit and font, all Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade II listed.

Ryal, Northumberland, All Saints. NZ 015 742. Bill Henderson (2011). Grade II listed - link.
Ryarsh, Kent, St. Martin. TQ 672 591. Baptist Church (formerly Jireh Chapel). TQ 669 601. Link. Both Geoff Watt.
Rydal, Cumbria, St. Mary. NY 364 062. Tony Richards. Another view. Dave Westrap. Two further views - 1, 2, an interior view, the altar and the font, all Dennis Harper (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade B listed - link.
Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Rye, East Sussex.
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, Church of the Holy Spirit (CoE). Memorial to Lifeboat men. TQ 937 190. Both Dave Westrap. Another view. Steve Bulman (2009). An old postcard view, from Kevin Gordon's Collection. Link. Church Mission Room. Approx. TQ 940 190. Steve Bulman (2009).
Ryhall, Rutland, St. John the Evangelist, on Church Street. TF 036 108. Robin Peel. Since Robin took his photo, some of the trees have been cleared or cut back - another view, Mike Berrell (2011). The spire and tall porch, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2011). Grade I listed - link. Ryhall Methodist Church on Mill Street - built as Wesleyan in 1878. TF 036 112. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Ryhill, West Yorkshire, St. James. St. Paul (Methodist). Both Bill Henderson.
Ryhope, Tyne & Wear, St. Paul (1873). Another view. James Murray.
Rylstone, North Yorkshire, St. Peter. John Balaam (1987). Two further views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Ryther, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson. Another view, James Murray. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Forbester. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church, Bill Henderson. Another view of the Methodist Church, James Murray.
Ryton, Shropshire, St. Andrew. Another view, interior view, and the font. Link, which says the dedication was only re-discovered in the 1980's. Hence this Grade II listing entry, which says dedication unknown, is the same church. All Dennis Harper (2010).
Ryton, Tyne & Wear, Ryton Methodist Church. NZ 165 641. U.R.C. NZ 144 641. St. Hilda at Hedgefield. NZ 165 642. All Bill Henderson. Church of Holy Cross, two interiors - 1, 2, and the wooden spiral staircase to the ringing room, an unusual feature. NZ 15107 64831. All Carole Sage (2009). Link. Grade I listed.
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, St. Leonard. SP 3865 7453. James King. Another view, Dennis Harper (2015). Grade II* listing, which mentions C11 nave and chancel. This link has an 1920's interior view. The site (at centre) of the demolished Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on High Street, now occupied by a house. SP 3848 7416. From map evidence it was built prior to 1887, and it was open until at least 1967, when the marriage register ends. Howard Richter (2014).




17 April 2019

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