The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Cosby, Leicestershire

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Baptist Church (1928), and another view. The foundation stone. SP 545 948. All Howard Richter (2012). Link (with interior photo). This link has a photo of the previous church, on the same site, built in 1911, and demolished in 1928, to allow the building of the present church. This must have been the earliest church on the site, as the OS map of 1904 shows the site as empty. Howard advises that there was an older Particular Baptist Chapel in the village, perhaps 200 yards away at about SP 547 948, where an unnamed chapel is shown of OS maps of 1886 and 1903. Dating from 1830, the congregation may be continuous with the later chapels.

Cemetery Chapel. Another view. Map evidence dates the building between 1886 and 1903. The register of burials commences in 1900. SP 546 957. Both Howard Richter (2015).

Methodist Church, built as Primitive Methodist. A close-up of the window above the door. SP 546 949. Link. All Howard Richter (2011).

The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1886-1922, date-stone) on Chapel Lane was succeeded by the Methodist Church (see the previous entry). The date-stone suggests that the building was either converted to residential use in 1936, or very extensively re-modeled in that year. Two further views - 1, 2. Compare with a 1905 photo here (third photo down). SP 5456 9452. All Howard Richter (2014).

St. Michael and All Angels. SP 548 949. Link. Grade II listed.

The former United Methodist Free Church (1863 - date-stone) on Chapel Lane, long a private residence. Howard observes that any history for this chapel seems to have fallen through the cracks, and his usual sources have almost nothing to say about it, except that map evidence suggests it may no longer have still been active by the time of the 1886-7 O.S. map, whereupon it isn't marked. SP 5462 9451. Both Howard Richter (2014).






01 September 2018

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