The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Blaby, Leicestershire

Blaby on Wikipedia.

All Saints. Beset by trees and shrubs, this church makes a difficult photographic subject. Two further views - 1, 2. SP 570 978. All Howard Richter (2011). Another view. Dennis Harper (2011). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed - link.

Baptist Church. The former Baptist Schools building (1894), which stands nearby, was later used as a Sunday School, and is now converted to private residences. SP 569 980. Both Howard Richter (2011).

The British Legion Club on Sycamore Street stands on the site of a Congregational Church. It was converted from a cottage in 1851, and was succeeded by another building on Park Road in 1926. The rear of the building (visible here at the right hand side, with aerial attached) looks to be of brickwork of the right date, so perhaps the bones of the church survive. Both Howard Richter (2012).

Cemetery Chapel (1863) in Blaby Cemetery, on Mill Lane.  Dennis Harper (2011).

Congregational Church on Park Road. Built in 1928 (date-stone) or 1926 (according to this link - although unavailable when I tested) to succeed the previous church on Sycamore Street (see British Legion Club above). The flat-roofed extension is not original, and must be post-1968, as it isn't shown on the OS map of that date. SP 565 977. Two additional views - 1, 2. All Howard Richter (2012). Link.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on West Street. Another view. This reference says that the hall dates from circa 1925; the original steel and wood building was later clad in brick. SP 564 979. Both Howard Richter (2015).

Methodist Church (1965). Another view. Howard advises that there had been both Wesleyan and P.M. chapels in the 19th century. SP 570 972. Both Howard Richter (2012). Link1. Link2.






01 September 2018

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