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Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire, St. James the Greater (K). SK 7242 2287. © Jim Rushton. Another view, © David Regan (2015). Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and a memorial (interior shots taken through windows), © Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. A video about the restoration project. The former Methodist Church. Another view. Both © David Regan (2015).
Worcestershire, St. Mary (1850). Interior view. SO 751 679. Link. Grade II listed. St. Michael, the former parish church, of which the chancel is still used for services. The rest of the church is a shell. Two additional views - 1, 2. SO 753 678. Link. Grade II* listed. All © Chris Kippin (2018).
Abberton, Worcestershire,
St. Edburga. Another view. Both © Peter Morgan (2012). Link. Both links refer to a "broach spire", but nothing is evident in either photo. Howard Richter has pointed out that the grade II listing mentions that it was taken down in 1962, as it posed a hazard for RAF planes from the nearby RAF Pershore.
Abbess Roding, Essex, St. Edmund. From an old postcard (franked 1911) in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Abbey Dore, Herefordshire,
St. Mary. The remains of the medieval Dore Abbey now serve as the parish church. SO 3872 3040. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view. Both © Tim Hollinghurst. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, three more of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the fine screen, windows, pulpit and tester, and font. Some wall painting survives, and there are many architectural fragments on display. All Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Abbey Hey, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - see Stoke-on-Trent.
Abbeycwmhir, Powys, St. Mary. The present church was built with stone from the abbey. © Eirian Evans. Another view, interior view, and the remains of the old church, all © John Bowdler. Link.
Abbeydale, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - see Sheffield.
Abbeyleix, County Laois, Holy Rosary Church (R.C.). © Joseph Cantwell.
Abbeytown, Cumbria, St. Mary. The parish church is the remaining fragment (the nave) of Holme Cultram Abbey (Cistercian). It was severely damaged by a fire on 9 June 2006. NY 1772 5082. © Steve Bulman. Link. Grade I listed. Methodist Church. NY 1726 5076. © Steve Bulman. Link. The church was offered for sale in late 2018 or early 2019, and the Estate Agents notice, which says it was built in 1869, includes photos of the unaltered interior. The 1937-61 1" O.S. map marks the site of St. Cuthbert's Chapel on the south bank of the River Waver, at NY 1719 5174. It would have stood somewhere near the distant hedgeline as seen in this 2011 Streetview.
Abbots Ann, Hampshire, St. Mary. © Frank Riddle at
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire,
St. Nicholas. Stained glass window. Both © John French. Interior view, © Richard Roberts (2015). Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart (1831-46). SK 079 245. © John French. Another view, © Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Chapel of St. Anne (ca. 1884) at Abbots Bromley School for Girls on High Street. SK 083 245. © Richard Roberts (2014). Link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (uncertain date, but pre-1882) on Lichfield Road, now a private residence. SK 083 242. © Richard Roberts (2014). The former Independent Chapel (later Congregational) on Hall Hill Lane. Also built pre-1882, and now a private residence. SK 080 244. © Richard Roberts (2014).
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire.
Abbots Leigh, Somerset, Holy Trinity, on Church Road. Two additional views - 1, 2, a selection of some of the head-stops and grotesques - 1, 2, 3, 4, the cockerel weather-vane, and the interior. ST 5444 7402. All © Carole Sage (2016 and 2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Abbot's Morton, Worcestershire, St. Peter. Interior view. Both © Aidan McRae Thomson. The following are all © John Bowdler (2010) - the porch, just inside of which are two pews, dated by the church information leaflet to the 15th century; a triplet of windows of very unusual design; another three interior views - 1, 2, 3; the roof; the font is very plain, usually a sign of early date; the organ; and a window. Link.
Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire,
St. Andrew. Another view. TL 2305 7800. Both © Jim Rushton. Link. Grade I listed.
Abbotsbury, Dorset, St. Nicholas. Another view, an ancient carved stone figure in the porch (the listing says it's of an abbot, of circa 1200), another in the exterior wall (St. Nicholas?), two of the interior - 1, 2, the altar and the font. All © Peter Morgan (2017). An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. St. Catherine's Chapel (originally part of the abbey). Link. © Derek Jordan, on an external web-site. The former Congregational Church, © Dennis Harper (2011).
Abbotskerswell, Devon, St. Mary. SX 658 687. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire,
St. Margaret (K), which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Curiously, their website gives the dedication as St. Margaret, the canonised wife of King Malcolm III of Scotland, while the church website gives the dedication as St. Margaret of Antioch. TL 2277 5654. © Jim Rushton. Another view. © James Murray. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, pulpit, a statue-corbel in the form of an angel, a rather fine niche arch, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2013). Grade II* listed.
Abdon, Shropshire, St. Margaret. SO 5754 8661. © Paul Wood (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Abenhall, Gloucestershire, St. Michael. Another view. SO 67128 17430. Both © Graeme Harvey (2013).
Aber (south of Trawsfynydd), Gwynedd, the former chapel (according to this old map), or Sunday School (according to Coflein, which refers to a building date of 1905, with conversion to residential use before 1998). Another view. SH 7087 3240. Both © Howard Richter (2016).
Aber-banc, Ceredigion,
Capel Drindod (Methodist and Independent). SN 355 418. © Mike Berrell. The unusual diamond-shaped date-stone. © Mike Berrell (2012). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the ceiling rose, all © Elaine Rogers (2012). Link.
Aberaeron, Ceredigion.

Aberaman, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Aberarth, Ceredigion, St. David. SN 479 639. © Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Aberavon, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot - see Port Talbot.

Aberbargoed, Caerphilly, Caersalem Baptist Chapel has dates 1839 and 1860 (re-built). Hills Community Church. The former Moriah Baptist Church, now a nursery. All
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Aberbeeg, Blaenau Gwent, Methodist Church, built as Primitive Methodist. © Gerard Charmley (2011). Aberbeeg straddles the county boundary, so for Christchurch, see the next entry.
Aberbeeg, Caerphilly, Christchurch. © Gerard Charmley (2011). Aberbeeg straddles the county boundary, so for the Methodist Church, see the previous entry.
Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil, St. Peter & St. Paul (CiW, 1882). Another view. © Gerard Charmley (2011). The original became too small, and another church was built adjacent (1912). Gerard advises that it appears to be disused. Both © Gerard Charmley. Sion Welsh Independent Church. © Gerard Charmley.
Abercarn, Caerphilly
Abercorn, West Lothian, the Parish Church. © Bill McKenzie. Link1. Link2.
Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bethesda Welsh Baptist Chapel (1864, Grade II listed). Life in the Nations Church (Charismatic), originally Bethlehem Welsh Independent Chapel. Abercwmboi Christian Centre, in the former Abercwmboi Miners's Institute. All © Gerard Charmley (2010).
Abercych, Pembrokeshire, the former Ramoth Chapel (Addoldy Bedyddwyr, 1825), now in private hands. SN 250405. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, Abercywyn Church (CiW). Interior view. SN 299 169. Both © Peter Morgan (2011).
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Aberdaron, Gwynedd, St. Hywyn (CiW). Another view, showing the church's spectacular situation. SH 173 264. © David Wilkinson. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit, altar, and the font. Link. Grade I listed. The former Salem Chapel (1898), now in residential use. SH 174 266. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City.
Aberdour, Fife, St. Fillan, the Parish Church (CoS) on Hawkcraig Road. Another view. Link1. Link2. The former Parish Church (1790) on High Street has served as the hall for St. Fillan since 1926. Link. St. Columba (Scottish Episcopal, circa 1845) on Inverkeithing Road. Link1. Link2. All © Jim Parker (2013).
Aberdovey - see Aberdyfi, below.
Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, Sion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on Fforest Hill. The former Wesley Chapel, now a private residence. Both © Jim Parker.
Aberdyfi, Gwynedd,
St. Peter. © Chris Emms (2010). Another view, © Paul Wood (2015). Bethel Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Church Street, is a re-build of 1868 on the site of a predecessor of 1829. SN 6143 9604. © Paul Wood (2015). Coflein entry. The former Congregational Church on Sea View Terrace. Originally built in 1845, the present building is of a re-build of 1880. SN 6141 9595. © Paul Wood (2015). An old postcard view, the card franked in 1904. From Christopher Skottowe's Collection. The Coflein entry says the church had closed by 1998.
Aberedw, Powys,
St. Cewydd. SO 0803 4731. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, the porch, and an inscribed gravestone (inscribed with, Paul tells me, "IH 1604"), all © Paul Wood (2015). Link.
Abererch, Gwynedd, St. Cawrdaf. Another view. SH 396 365. Link. (The former?) Ebenezer Chapel (1868). SH 395 365. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil.
Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross, the former Congregational Church of 1877, on The Square. The congregation dates from 1790, and they moved into a newly-built church on Chapel Street in 1820, which they used until 1878. The present church building was gifted to the town in the 1987, and is now known as The Locus Centre (link). NN 85619 49091. © Jane Scott. The former Free Church on Chapel Street. The first service was held in 1907, and the building was sold in 1994. Another view. NN 85669 49147. Both © Jane Scott.
Aberffraw, Isle of Anglesey, St. Beuno (CiW). Largely a Victorian re-build, it still retains some features from the 12th, 14th, and 16th centuries. Another view. SH 353 688. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Seion Methodist Church (1887). SH 354 690. All © Dave Westrap.
Aberford, West Yorkshire, St. Ricarius. © Bill Henderson. Nearby, at Lotherton Hall, stands a 12th century Chapel of Ease. © Chris Cole (copyright holder, and postcard publisher). Link. Grade II* listed.
Aberfoyle, Stirling, Church of Scotland. Another view. NN 514 013. Link. St. Mary (Scottish Episcopal). Another view. NN 524 010. Link. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Abergele, Conwy.
Abergwesyn, Powys,
Pantycelyn Baptist Chapel. SN 893 537. © Simon Atkin. Abergwesyn historically had two parish churches (in different parishes), one on each side of the river - St. David to its west, and St. Michael to its east, as shown on a map here (Llanddewi = St. David, Llanfihangel = St. Michael). The two parishes were united in 1885. St. David had already fallen out of use (the last service had been held in 1865), and it had been demolished by the time of the 1888-9 O.S. map, where it is marked as "Remains of". The Coflein entry includes an old photo, and says that, in 1977, some low walls of the church were still visible. St. Michael has also gone, the Coflein entry giving dates of a re-build of the medieval church in 1871, and demolition in 1964. All that remains today on the site is a graveyard with some ancient yews, and a fine Celtic cross, which is grade II listed. A circa 1950 Francis Frith photo of the church is available here. SN 8544 5266. Both © Paul Wood (2015). Moriah Independent Chapel is still extant. Exterior and interior photos are available in the Coflein entry, which also provides dates as follows - originally dating from 1828, it was re-built in 1867, and was active until the early years of the present century, closing before 2010. A 2011 Streetview. SN 8537 5258.
Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, St. David. Another view. According to local legend, the finial atop the spire was made from a stone to which the stake had been fixed for the execution by burning of Bishop Ferrar in 1555, during the Marian persecutions. All © Janet Gimber (2018). Coflein entry. Grade II listed. Capel y Ebeneser Annibynwyr (Independent). SN 437 211. © Mike Berrell (2009).
Abergwynfi, Neath Port Talbot, St. Gabriel, the former Parish Church, now in residential use. © Gerard Charmley (2011). St. Gabriel prior to its conversion - note the bell-turret, now gone, © David Read (2003). Link. Caersalem Baptist Church (1887). Tabor Independent Chapel. Both © Gerard Charmley (2011). St. Gabriel prior to its conversion - note the bell-turret, now gone. © David Read (2003).
Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd,
St. David (1879-80). Another view and the bell-turret. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. SH 6766 0684. Coflein entry. There are two former chapels on Llanegryn Street - Cwrt Congregational Chapel (1878, SH 6767 0706, Coflein entry), and the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1806, re-built 1866, SH 6758 0713, Coflein entry). Another view. All © John Bowdler. The former Capel Saron was built as Wesleyan in 1835, re-built in 1870, and is now a B&B. SH 6779 0699. © Chris Emms (2009). The Coflein entry notes that it was closed "before 1992".
Aberkenfig, Bridgend, St. John. St. Robert (R.C.). The former Ebenezer Independent Chapel, now in commercial use. Bible Church. Church of God. The derelict Carey Baptist Church. All © Gervase N. E. Charmley.
Aberlady, East Lothian, the Parish Church. © Bill Henderson. A winter view, and the East Window, both © Revd. Norman Faulds. Norman advises that the central panel of the window is based on Botticelli's "Madonna and Child" which is now in the National Gallery of Scotland. The fabric of the church is late C15 (tower), C16 and C17 (aisles), with a Victorian renovation (1887). Link.
Aberlemno, Angus, the Parish Church. © Derek Robertson.
Abermeurig, Ceredigion,
disused chapel. SN 565 562. © Mike Berrell (2012). In a more recent photo it looks as though the building is in use again, perhaps residential. © Neil Floyd. Coflein entry.
Abernant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, St. Matthew (CIW). Bethel Baptist Church (1856). Both © Gerard Charmley.
Abernethy, Perth & Kinross, Kirk of St. Bride (the Parish Church) on School Wynd. Link. The former South United Free Church on Kirk Wynd. Both photos taken from the adjacent Round Tower, © Alex Parker.
Aberporth, Ceredigion, St. Cynwyl. Interior view. SN 256 511. Link. Presbyterian Church of Wales, formerly the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SN 258 514. All © Mike Berrell.
Abersoch, Gwynedd.
Abersychan, Torfaen, the former St. Thomas (1831-2) at Talywain. Another view. SO 262 040. Janet advises that there are plans to regenerate this building to be included as part of the Blaenavon World Heritage complex. Both © Janet Gimber (2014). Grade II listed.
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent.
Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Beulah Baptist Church. The former Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, now a community centre. The former Gospel Hall, now a private residence. The former St. Peter. All © Gerard Charmley.
Abertridwr, Powys, Sardis Chapel (1821 - date-stone). SJ 034 188. Both © Dennis Harper (2014). Link.
Abertysswg, Caerphilly, St. Paul (CiW). Elim Tabernacle. Another view. Ainon Baptist Chapel has been demolished, but the congregation meet in the vestry. Similarly, Jerusalem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel has also been demolished, and again, the vestry (which bears the date 1903) is now used. Another view. All
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Aberyscir, Powys, St. Mary and St. Cyndir (CiW). Another view. SO 0003 2967. Both © Paul Wood (2017). Link1. Link2. Link3. Coflein entry.
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.
Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire, St. Michael & All Angels. Another view. TL 304 446. Link. Grade II* listed.
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire,
Aboyne-Dinnett Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Another view. NO 5248 9831. Both © John Mackie (2010). Link. St. Margaret (R.C.) stands a little way to the north, at NO 5253 9852. It can be seen here and here in 2011 Streetviews. This source dates it to the 1870's. St. Thomas' Episcopal Church stands further west at NO 5203 9857, and is dated here (includes photos) to 1907-9.  Almost completely screened by trees from the Streetview van, this 2011 view only shows the lych-gate. A Free Church (later United Free) is marked on the 25" O.S. map of 1900, at NO 5279 9837, on Charlestown Road. Seen here in 2011, South United Free Church (as it now is) is dated by this source to 1859.
Abson, Gloucestershire, St. James. ST 70522 74846. © Phil Draper.
Abthorpe, Northamptonshire,
St. John the Baptist. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. SP 6494 4651. All © Howard Richter (2015). Two views of the interior - 1, 2, a detail from a stained glass window, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Grade II listed. The former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (1925-1996) is now in residential use (The Old Chapel). SP 6403 4679. Link, which has a photo of an earlier chapel. © Howard Richter (2015).
Aby, Lincolnshire, the site of All Saints. According to Wikipedia, it was demolished in 1660 following the merger with Belleau parish. The stones were re-used in a Manor House. A wooden church was built on the site in 1888, now also long gone (some photos of it are available here). Another view. The former Methodist Church. All © David Regan (2015).

A'Chleit, Argyll & Bute, the Killean & Kilchenzie parish church. © Martin Briscoe.
Acaster Malbis, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. Methodist Church. Both © Bill Henderson. 105 SE 594 458.
Acaster Selby, North Yorkshire, St. John. © Bill Henderson.
Accrington, Lancashire.
Achahoish, Argyll & Bute, the South Knapdale Parish Church. © Martin Briscoe.
Achanalt, Highland, the former Free Church of Scotland. NH 2589 6156. About 4 miles E.N.E. stands Kinlochluichart & Strathgarve Church (CoS). NH 3165 6267. Link. The Grade B listing gives it a date of 1825, a Telford church. Both © Kevin Price (2020).
Acharacle, Highland, Church of our Lady of the Angels (R.C.). © Martin Briscoe.  The Parish Church, dating from 1829. NM 675 683. © N. Argyll Extracts. Free Church of Scotland. © Peter Amsden.
Achill Sound (on Achill Island), County Mayo, Sisters of Mercy (R.C.). © Bill Henderson.
Achiltibuie, Highland, Coigach Free Church of Scotland. Another view. NC 018 090. Both © Tim Flitcroft (2013).

Achnacarry, Highland, St. Ciaran. NN 181 873. © Martin Briscoe. NN 181 873; grid reference courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Achurch, Northamptonshire, St. John the Baptist. © Robin Peel. 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.
Acklam, North Yorkshire, St. John the Baptist. © David Regan (2011). Link.
Acklington, Northumberland, St. John the Divine. NU 227 019. © Steve Bulman. Another view, © Bill Henderson (2013).
Ackworth, West Yorkshire.
Acle, Norfolk, St. Edmund. © George Weston. Link.
Acol, Kent, St. Mildred. © Peter Morgan (2017). Link.
Acomb, Northumberland, St. John of Beverley at St. John Lee. NY 933 657. © Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Acomb, York, North Yorkshire - see York.
Aconbury, Herefordshire, the redundant St. John the Baptist. The wooden porc
h. SO 517 335. Both © Janet Gimber (2017). Grade II* listed.
Aconry, Co. Sligo, the former Cathedral of St. Crumnathy (CoI). An astonishingly small cathedral, no bigger than many an ordinary parish church, its dates are 1822 - 1997. Certainly the smallest cathedral in Ireland, and perhaps the whole of Europe. G 568 150. Link. St. Nathy and St. Brigid (R.C.). G 570 142. Both © Gerard Close (2016).
Acrefair, Wrexham, the former Trinity Presbyterian Forward Movement chapel. The former Wesleyan Chapel. Both © Gerard Charmley (2012).
Acrise, Kent, St. Martin. TR 193 422. © Dave Westrap. Link.
Acton, Cheshire, St. Mary. SJ 631 531. © Les Needham. Link.
Acton, Greater London, Holy Family (R.C.) on Vale Lane. © Christopher Skottowe (1968).
Acton, Staffordshire, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. Another view. Both © Peter Morgan (2015).
Acton, Suffolk,
All Saints. TL 8922 4523. © Steve Bulman (2005). Another view, three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, a ceiling boss, two of the very fine brasses (1, 2), a monument, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire, St. Giles.
SO 679 503. © Mark Turbott. Another view, and an interior view, both © Aidan McRae Thomson.
Acton Bridge, Cheshire, Methodist Church. SJ 592 757. Milton Methodist Church. SJ 596 744. Both © Bruce Read.
Acton Burnell, Shropshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Another view. Another, also showing part of Acton Burnell Castle. Langley Chapel. Interior view. Disused, and now in the care of English Heritage. SJ 538 001. All © James Murray.
Acton Round, Shropshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the altar and font. SO 634 956. All © Dennis Harper (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Acton Scott, Shropshire, St. Margaret. Another view. Interior view. All © John Bowdler. Grade II* listed.
Acton Trussell, Staffordshire, St. James, on Penkridge Road. SJ 937 175. © Dorothy Turley. Another view, © Dennis Harper (2005). Interior view, and the font, both © Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Acton Turville, Gloucestershire,
St. Mary. ST 80840 80863. © Phil Draper. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Baptist Chapel on Luckington Road, originally Particular Baptist, and now in residential use. Another view. Circa ST 811 810. Both © Janet Gimber (2012).

Adare, Co. Limerick, the ruins of the Franciscan Friary. Previously in the "Unknown" section, Margaret Toffolo's painting of a church was identified by Phil Draper. Link.
Adbaston, Staffordshire, St. Michael. SJ 7627. © Geoff Pick.
Adderbury, Oxfordshire. A splendid church, dedicated to St. Mary. The spire. Both © Steve Bulman. Interior view, © Simon Edwards (2011). Another viewinterior view, sedilia, font, brass, carved capital, carving (man-lion?), a wonderful owl and a two-tailed mermaid (among other carvings), all © Chris Stafford (2012). SP 471 354. Link. Friends Meeting House (link to external website). Methodist Church. © John French.
Addiewell, West Lothian, the former Addiewell Parish Church on Livingstone Road. Another view. St. Thomas (R.C.) on Blackburn Road. Link. All © Jim Parker (2016).
Addingham, West Yorkshire, St. Peter. Interior view. SE 085 497. Both © Alan Blacklock. Another view, © Stuart Mackrell. Link. Mount Hermon Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1861). SE 078 497. © Stuart Mackrell. Another view. © David Regan (2011). Link. Our Lady and the English Martyrs (R.C.). © David Regan (2011).
Addington, Buckinghamshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, the chancel and the font. SP 7426 2849. All © David Regan (2018 & 2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Addington, Kent, St. Margaret of Antioch. TQ 654 588. From an old postcard, Geoff Watt's Collection. Some additional views, all © Dave Godden - a NE view, showing a blocked window in the Watton Chapel; the East Window; the Watton Memorial; and an obelisk in the graveyard to William Lockyer, R.N. (1730/1-1800).
Addlestone, Surrey, dedicated to St. Paul. © Barbara Barklem. TQ 043 644. The Surrey Islamic Trust (or Surrey Muslim Centre) on Albert Road was formerly St. Augustine's (Anglican). TQ 059 650. © Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain.
Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire, St. Nicholas. © George Weston. Another view, in springtime. © Pamela Weston. Another view, © Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Adforton, Herefordshire, St. Andrew (1875). SO 4015 7102. © Paul Wood (2015). Link. Primitive Methodist Chapel, which Paul believes is now in residential use. SO 4024 7100. © Paul Wood (2000). The My Primitive Methodists entry gives it a date of 1863, and closure in the 1980's.
Adisham, Kent, Holy Innocents. 179 TR 226 537. Link. Baptist Church. TR 227 533. Both © Geoff Watt. Interior view, from an old postcard in John Bowdler's collection.
Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, St. Mary Magdalene. Two interior views- 1, 2, and the font.
SP 24295 26900. All © Steve Bulman (2011). Grade II listed - link.
Adlingfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire,
All Saints. Interior view and side altar. This memorial is to Mary Ramsden, who left her fortune to St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. A ceremonial cleaning is undertaken yearly, known as "Washing Mary Ramsden's neck". SE 844 210. All © James Murray. A 2009 Streetview, and a rotatable interior view. Link. Grade I listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now derelict, stands next to a former pub, at SE 8447 2105, and can be seen here and here in 2009 Streetviews. A 2020 photo here shows that some works have been carried out, and it helpfully dates the chapel to 1860. Older maps also show Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel, at SE 8435 2102. Demolished, its site can be seen here in 2009. Both Methodist Chapels seem to have gone out of use before 1940.
Adlington, Cheshire,
St. John, which shows as Adlington Mission Church on older maps. SJ 9252 8029. © Len Brankin. Another view, © Karel Kuča (2019). Link. The former Wood Lanes Methodist Church. It's dated here to 1955-2014. SJ 9363 8170. Both © Len Brankin.
Adlington, Lancashire.
Admaston, Staffordshire, St. Leonard. SK 044 239. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. The card is labelled as Blithfield Church which sits close to Blithfield Hall - Admaston is the nearest settlement. A modern view, © Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Adsborough, Somerset,
the former Union Chapel, later Congregational. ST 277 291. © Mike Berrell (2013). Photo removed at request of property owner. Link (which includes a link to a photo).
Adstock, Buckinghamshire, St. Cecilia. SP 735 301. © David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Adstone, Northamptonshire,
All Saints on Blakesley Lane. Another view. SP 596 514. Both © Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed.
Adswood, Stockport, Greater Manchester - see Stockport.
Adwick-le-Street, South Yorkshire,
St. Laurence (or St. Lawrence, according to source consulted). The church has fabric from the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, and underwent restorations in 1862 and 1875. SE 541 086. © Peter Fowler. Another view, © Bill Henderson. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SE 538 087. © Bill Henderson.
Adwick-on-Dearne, South Yorkshire, St. John. © Bill Henderson. SE 471 015.

Affetside, Greater Manchester, Trinity Presbyterian Church on Watling Street, built in 1840 as Ebenezer Independent Chapel. SD 755 136. © Mike Berrell. Interior view, © Mike Berrell (2013).
Affpuddle, Dorset, St. Lawrence. © Bill McKenzie. Another view. © June Norris. Link.

Agecroft, Salford, Greater Manchester - see Salford.
Aghacommon, Co. Armagh, St. Patrick (R.C.), originally The Derrymacash Chapel (1834). J 049 589. © Gerard Close (2011).
Aghadowey, Co. Derry, St. Guaire (CoI). C 858 210. © Gerard Close.
Aghadrumsee, County Fermanagh, St. Mark, Church of Ireland. © Jack Storey.
Aghagallon, Co. Antrim, St. Patrick (R.C.1834). J 105 637. © Len Brankin. Another view, © Gerard Close (2015).
Aghalee, Co. Antrim, Craigmore Methodist Church, built as Aghagallon Wesleyan Chapel in 1834. J 117 661. © Gerard Close (2015).
Agharan, Co. Tyrone, Agharan Mission Hall. H 793 693. © Gerard Close (2013).
Aghavilly, Co. Armagh, St. Mary (CoI, 1841). H 843 408. © Gerard Close (2016).

Ahoghill, Co. Antrim, St. Colmanell (CoI). D 049 014. Link. St. Mary (R.C.). D 046 015. Link. Gospel Hall. D 048 018. 1st Presbyterian Church. D 050 015. Link. 2nd Presbyterian Church. D 049 014. All © Gerard Close. The 1st Presbyterian Church has recently (late 2013) built a new church on a different site. D 058 017. © Gerard Close (2014). The Gospel hall has also been re-built, opening in October 2018. © Gerard Close (2018). Link. Brookside Church (3rd Presbyterian). D 048 017. © Gerard Close (2018).
Ahorey, County Armagh, Presbyterian Church. Gospel Hall. Both © Richard Edgar.

Aikton, Cumbria. dedicated to St. Andrew. NY 2825 5285. © Steve Bulman. Link. Grade I listed.
Ainderby Steeple, North Yorkshire,
St. Helen. SE 3345 9210. © Bill Henderson. Interior view, and the font, both © Kenneth Paver. Two more interior views - 1, 2, sedilia, a window and a monument, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Grade I listed.
Ainstable, Cumbria,
dedicated to St. Michael. NY 5300 4673. © Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II listed. The Methodist Chapel is at Rowfoot, at NY 5258 4639, and can be seen on a 2010 Streetview here.
Ainsworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester - see Bolton.
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.
Airmyn, East Yorkshire, St. David. © Bill Henderson. Another view. © James Murray.
Airton, North Yorkshire, Methodist Church. SD 902 593. © Philip Kapp.
Aiskew, North Yorkshire,
St. Mary and St. Joseph (R.C.). SE 270 884. © Bill Henderson. Methodist Church (1922). SE 271 885. © Michael Bourne. A memorial stone is built into its base. Howard suspects that it may also have been Primitive Methodist originally, as it pre-dates the merger of 1932. © Howard Richter (2015). A former Primitive Methodist Chapel of 1869 stands behind (and is attached to) the Methodist Church. It has seen use as a Community Hall. The Methodist Church itself is now closed (the congregation having joined with that of Bedale). Circuit closure notice. The church and former P.M. chapel are on offer for sale and conversion into two residential properties. The Estate Agents notice has interior photos of each. The Planning Application has plans etc. - click on View Associated Documents, ref. 1739661 and 1739664. © Howard Richter (2015).
Aislaby, North Yorkshire (near Whitby), St. Margaret. © Colin Waters. Link.
Aisthorpe, Lincolnshire,
St. Peter (1867). SK 9462 8017. © Dave Hitchborne. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the wheel-window, all © Chris Stafford (2014). The church website says that the church's future is uncertain. It has some interior photos. Its Geograph entry mentions that the present church is a re-build on a medieval site, and that it has been closed for many years over safety concerns. Grade II listed.
Aith, Mainland, Shetland, Church of Scotland. © Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Akeley, Buckinghamshire, the site of the demolished St. James the Apostle. © David Regan (2017). Photos of the church are available here and here (the latter slow to load, but has a good history of the church).
Akinduff, Co. Tyrone, St. Joseph (R.C.). H 694 613. © Gerard Close.
Akroydon, Halifax, West Yorkshire - see the Halifax page.

Albaston, Cornwall, Tamar Valley Methodist Church. Another view. SX 423 706. Link. The former Bible Christian Chapel. Another view. The National Archives holds documents for 1935-1967. SX 424 706. All © Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Alberbury, Shropshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view. SJ 358 144. Both © Les Needham (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Albourne, West Sussex, St. Bartholomew on Church Lane. TQ 257 162. © Tony Preston. Link. Grade II listed.
Albrighton, Shropshire, St. Mary Magdalene on High Street. SJ 809 044. © Roy Graham. Two further views - 1, 2, interior view and font, all © Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Methodist Church, also on High Street. © Graeme Harvey (2010). Interior view, © Dennis Harper (2011). Link. St. Joseph (R.C.) on Bushfield Road. © Dennis Harper (2011). Link.
Albury, Hertfordshire, St. Mary the Virgin. © Bill McKenzie.
Albury, Surrey, St. Martha. © Mike Rice. Link.
Alby, Norfolk, St. Ethelbert. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. The church stands isolated at TG 202 336. All © Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2.
Alcester, Warwickshire, St. Nicholas. Another view. Both © Victor Hunter. Another view, this one © Aidan McRae Thomson. Interior view. © Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Methodist Church. © Victor Hunter. Our Lady and St. Joseph (R.C.). © Graeme Harvey (2011).
Alciston, East Sussex.
The dedication is lost. TQ 5058 0556. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Alcombe, Minehead, Somerset - see Minehead.
Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. TL 1845 7612. © Robin Peel. Another view, © Jim Rushton. Four interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, a triple lancet window, a stone-carved figure, one of the ceiling angels, ceiling boss,
the pulpit and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2013). Grade I listed. The 1902 6" O.S. map of 1902 marks a Chapel at TL 1858 7600. This was Wesleyan, as can be seen in a 2016 Streetview. I can find no useful information about the chapel on the internet, except to say that old maps show that it was built before 1888, and it seems to have still been active into the 1970's. It now appears to be in residential use.
Aldborough, Norfolk, St. Mary on Aldborough Road, whose tower collapsed in the 18th century. Interior view. TG 179 338. Both © Richard Roberts (2018). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Aldborough, North Yorkshire, St Andrew. SE 406 664. © Paul Brown. An old postcard view from Steve Bulman's Collection.
Aldbourne, Wiltshire, St. Michael. SU 263 758. © Chris Kippin (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Aldbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire,
St. Bartholomew. © James Murray. Another view, © David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. © James Murray. Former Chapel. The smaller building to the left has a tablet - "Sabbath School for Children of Every Denomination. 1835, Restored 1907". Janet Gimber advises that this chapel shows on old maps as Wesleyan Methodist. © James Murray. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, © James Murray (2009).
Aldbrough St. John, North Yorkshire, St. Paul. © Alan Blacklock.
Aldbury, Hertfordshire,
St. John the Baptist. Another view showing the recent extension, used as a meeting room, and called Chapter House. SP 963 124. Both © Richard Pykett (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Aldeburgh, Suffolk,
St. Peter & St. Paul. TM 465 569. © Steve Bulman (2005). Two further views - 1, 2, an interior view, and the graves of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, all © Simon Edwards (2012). The font, and a carved bench-end, both © Christopher Skottowe (2015). Grade II* listed. Baptist Church. TM 465 565. © Steve Bulman (2005). Grade II listed. Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Peter, © Alan Wilson.
Alderbury, Wiltshire, St. Mary (1858). SU 182 269. © Les Needham. Link. Grade II listed.
Aldercar, Derbyshire, St. John the Evangelist. Another view. SK 4464 4790. Both © David Regan (2021).  Link.
Alderford, Norfolk, St. John the Baptist. The porch, and the seven-sacraments font (taken through a window). TG 1236 1878. All © Chris Stafford (2013). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed.
Aldergrove, Co. Antrim, St. Catherine (Church of Ireland). © Jack Storey.
Alderholt, Dorset,
St. James. Another view. As Roger points out, the stepped gable is very unusual outside of Scotland, and in this case the 12 steps are probably symbolic of the apostles. Link.
Alderley, Gloucestershire,
St. Kenelm (O). ST 76849 90798. © Graeme Harvey (2012). Link. Grade II listed.
Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
Aldermaston, Berkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SU 596 650. © Jill Bennett. Another view. © Roy Graham. Interior, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's collection. Link.
Alderminster, Warwickshire, St. Mary and Holy Cross. Interior view. SP 230 485. Both © Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, interior view, window, font, and an incised cross in the tympanum, all © Steve Bulman (2011). The following are all © John Bowdler (2012) - porch, doorway, font cover, gargoyle, pulpit, altar, and side chapel. Grade II* listed - link.
Aldershot, Hampshire.
Alderton, Gloucestershire,
St. Margaret of Antioch. SP 00203 33187. © Graeme Harvey (2011). Another view, and an interior view, both © Graeme Harvey (2012). Link.
Alderton, Northamptonshire, St. Margaret. Another view. Both © David Regan (2017). Another view, © Les Needham (2018). SP 740 469. Link. Grade II* listed.
Alderwasley, Derbyshire, All Saints (1849-50) on Higg Lane. SK 323 532. Grade II listed. The village hall is the former St. Margaret's Chapel. Situated on Chapel Hill, it dates to the sixteenth century, and was closed in 1849. Grade II listed. Both © Richard Roberts (2014).
Aldfield, North Yorkshire,
the C18 St. Lawrence the Martyr. Interior view, and the pulpit and tester. SE 2658 6947. All © David Regan (2010). Another view, the sun-dial, another interior, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed. The 25" O.S. map of 1909 shows a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at SE 2637 6936. Other maps show that it  was built before 1891, and it seems to have closed between 1956 and 1976. Presumably now converted for residential use, it can be seen in a 2009 Streetview here. The ruins of Fountains Abbey. From an old postcard (franked 1908) in Steve Bulman's Collection. The Lady Chapel, from the Colin Waters Collection. Some modern views, 1, 2, 3, all © James Murray. A view from an old engraving, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.
Aldgate East/Tower Hamlets, Greater London, Jamia Masjid (Mosque) on Brick Lane. TQ 176 305. © Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain. Gervase Charmley advises that this was originally a Huguenot Church, and later served as a synagogue.
Aldham, Essex, St. Margaret and St. Catherine. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Aldingbourne, West Sussex, St. Mary the Virgin. © David and Pat Halliday.
Aldingham, Cumbria,
St. Cuthbert. Interior view. SD 2834 7104. Both © John Balaam (2008). Link. Grade II* listed.
Aldington, Kent, St. Martin. TR 074 361. Link1. Link2. Link3. Aldington Evangelical Mission Church. TR 061 364. Both © Dave Westrap.
Aldridge, West Midlands, St. Mary the Virgin, on The Green. SK 060 007. © Peter Wood. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all © Dennis Harper (2012). Link. Methodist Church on Anchor Road. Another view. Both © Dennis Harper (2012). Link.
Aldringham, Suffolk, the former Providence Baptist Chapel now in residential use. © Iris Maeers.
Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, St. Bartholomew. SP 15393 09978. © Steve Watson.
Aldwark, North Yorkshire,
St. Stephen. SE 4674 6333. © Graham Pickles. Another view, © David Regan (2011). Interior view, © Kenneth Paver. Two further exteriors - 1, 2, interior, the complicated wooden roof structure, a window detail, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II listed. Older O.S. maps label an area of land across the road from the church as Chapel Garth, Site of Church. The exact site of the church isn't indicated, but Chapel Garth can be seen to the right of the hedge on a 2011 Streetview here, with St. Stephen at the extreme left.
Aldwincle, Northamptonshire,
All Saints - which is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. © Michael John York. Another view, interior view, and a fragment of wall-painting, all © Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed. St. Peter (open, Churches Conservation Trust). © 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. Another view, and an interior, both © Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Baptist Chapel, © David Regan (2016).
Aldworth, Berkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. SU 554 793. Both © Marion Hall. Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
Aley Green, Bedfordshire,
the Methodist Church on Mancroft Road, which was built as Wesleyan. It pre-dates a map of 1880. TL 0860 1837. © Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link.
Alford, Aberdeenshire, Howe Trinity Church of Scotland. Link. Alford West Kirk (CoS). NJ 575 165. Both © John Mackie.
Alford, Lincolnshire.
Alford, Somerset, All Saints. Interior view. The church has some good wood carving - evident in the pulpit, and two of the bench-ends - 1, 2. ST 6045 3260. All © Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Grade I listed. A churchyard cross is listed separately as grade II.
Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Alfriston, East Sussex, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. © Graeme Wall. Link.
Algarkirk, Lincolnshire,
St. Peter and St. Paul. TF 2912 3529. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. A modern view, © Bill Henderson (2011), and another, © David Regan (2019). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the altar, an organ (there is another), a charming stone carved mythical beast, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2015). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Alhampton, the Anglican Mission Church, a tin tabernacle. ST 6281 3464.
© Chris Kippin (2021). The church website has an interior view. Its "about" page dates it to 1892.

Alkborough, Lincolnshire, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both © David Regan (2011). Link.
Alkerton, Oxfordshire, dedicated to St. Michael. The West front. Lively carvings on the clerestory. All © Steve Bulman. SP 377 429. Two interior views -1, 2 - both © John Bowdler. Link.
Alkham, Kent, St. Anthony. TR 256 424. Link. Former Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence. TR 253 426. Both © Geoff Watt.
Alkmonton, Derbyshire, St. John. Interior view. Both © James Murray. Link.
All Saints, Devon,
dedicated to All Saints. ST 304 011. © Julie Baker.
All Saints, Manchester, Greater Manchester - see Manchester.
All Stretton, Shropshire,
St. Michael and All Angels (1902). SO 462 958. © John Bowdler. Link. Chapel End is a former Congregational (later U.R.C.) Chapel of 1907, closing in 1984 and subsequently converted to residential use (dating from here). SO 4599 9564. © Chris Kippin (2021).
Allendale, Northumberland.
Allensmore, Herefordshire, St. Andrew. SO 466 358. © Chris Kippin (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Allenton, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Aller, Somerset, St. Andrew, on Church Path. Two interiors - 1, 2. The list of rectors commences in 1205. ST 396 288. Link. Grade II* listed. A former chapel, now in residential use. All © Mike Berrell (2016).
Allerston, North Yorkshire, St. John. SE 878 829. © Elaine Hindson. The Priest's Door and font, both © Kenneth Paver. Another view, © Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SE 878 825. © Bill Henderson (2013).
Allerthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Botolph (O). © Bill Henderson. Another view, two interior views- 1, 2, and the font, all © David Regan (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link. Former Methodist Chapel. © David Regan (2012).
Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire - see Bradford.
Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside - see Liverpool.
Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire.
Allerton Mauleverer, North Yorkshire, St. Martin. © Bill Henderson.
Allestree, Derbyshire.
Allet, Cornwall,
the Free United Methodist Chapel of 1866, and the adjacent Sunday School of 1961. SW 791 485. © Paul E. Barnett (2014). Former Mission Chapel (1884). Another view (on Streetview). SW 805 481. © Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Allexton, Leicestershire,
St. Peter. SK 8176 0040. © George Weston. Another view, © Michael John York. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the  fine Norman arcade, the altar, a window detail, and the font, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Grade II* listed.
Allgreave, Cheshire, the former Methodist Church, closed since 2000. SJ 972 669. © Len Brankin. Another view. © Bruce Read.
Allhallows, Cumbria,
All Hallows. NY 1973 4251. © Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II listed. The church was built in 1898, replacing the old church, © Graeme Rumney, dating from Norman times. NY 2037 4184. Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Allhallows, Kent, All Saints. TQ 836 775. © Dave Westrap. An old postcard view, Tony Larkin Collection. Link1. Link2
Allington, Lincolnshire,
Holy Trinity. Another view. Both © David Regan (2013). The porch, © Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Allington, Wiltshire, the former St. Paul. Converted from an old farm building at Manor Farm in 1860, it served the local community for over 100 years. © Janet Gimber (2018).
Cumbria, St. Mary. Its grade II listing dates it to 1865. SD 3856 7677. Link. A house now stands on the site of the 1919 Congregational Church (later U.R.C.) on Vicarage Lane at SD 3866 7663. Closed in 2002, it survived long enough before demolition to have been seen by Streetview in 2009. Whether anything survives of the chapel is not known, but it looks unlikely. Both © Alan Marsden (2021).
Allonby, Cumbria,
Christ Church. NY 0804 4231. © Leslie Mikesell Wood. Another view, © Alan Blacklock. An old drawing made by Thomas Bland in the 1850's is available here, reproduced by kind permission of Carlisle Library. It's from the searchable Cumbria Image Bank, which can be accessed here. Link. Grade II listed. The former Congregational Chapel is now in residential use. NY 0816 4332. © Alan Blacklock. The date-stone for 1844, © Steve Bulman (2020). The former Friends' Meeting House stands a short distance north of the Congregational Chapel, at NY 0817 4336. © Steve Bulman (2020). Grade II listed.
Alloway, South Ayrshire, Auld Kirk. Another view. Link. Parish Church (CoS). Link. All © Jim Parker (2012).
Allstone, Gloucestershire, St. Margaret. © Aidan McRae Thomson.
Alltami, Flintshire, Bryn Methodist Church. SJ 266 655. © Mike Berrell (2009).
Alltwalis, Carmarthenshire, the derelict Capel Troedrhiw. The date-stone above the door bears the dates 1833 and 1897. ©
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Alltwen, Neath Port Talbot, Independent Chapel. The date stone has dates 1831, 1861 and 1886 (the latter a little unclear). © Gerard Charmley (2011).
Alltyblaca, Ceredigion,
Unitarian Chapel. SN 524 459. © Gerard Charmley (2011). The Colflein entry provides a date of 1892 for the present building, a re-build on the site of earlier chapels of 1741 and 1832. Its Wikipedia entry however says that it was a restoration in 1892 of the chapel of 1837. A photo of the mid-1880's is available here - note the changes to the windows and doors, and the date-stone, which is clearly 1837.
Almeley, Herefordshire, St. Mary. © Tim Hollinghurst. Link. Grade I listed.
Almeley Wootton, Herefordshire, Friends' Meeting House. Built 1647, it has been in use by the Friends since 1672. SO 3327 5242. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. According to the My Primitive Methodist entry, it dates from 1870, and had closed before 2012. SO 3337 5253. Both © Paul Wood (2000).
Almer, Dorset, St. Mary. © Mike Rice. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, and an interior view, both © Roger Hopkins. Roger rates this C12 church very highly.
Alminstone Cross, Devon, former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1876). Another view. SS 347 202.
Both © Martin Richter (2011).
Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.
Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, St. Mary. ST 60350 84089. © Phil Draper. Link.
Alne, North Yorkshire,
St. Mary the Virgin. SE 4951 6534. © Graham Pickles. Interior view, and the Kempe window, both © Kenneth Paver. Another view, another of the interior, animal-head corbels, and the font, and a carved figure of a lady, presumably originally from a tomb, all © Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Alness, Highland, the Parish Church. © Martin Briscoe.
Alnmouth, Northumberland,
St. John the Baptist (1876) on Northumberland Street. NU 246 105. © David Gallimore. Interior view, © Richard Roberts (2019). Link. Grade II listed. Methodist Church, founded as Wesleyan in 1891. © Peter Morgan (2009). Two further views - 1, 2. Both © David Gallimore (2009). Hanwick Hall, which Peter advises is "thought to have been Methodist". The same building can be seen from the other side in this old photo. Notwithstanding this, I can find no web text reference to Hanwick Hall, so can you confirm that it was indeed a Methodist Chapel? © Peter Morgan (2009). David Gallimore has sent a photo of Hindmarsh Hall, which is evidently the same building as Hanwick Hall. Previously a granary and corn exchange, it was converted to serve as a church in 1859, in which use it continued until 1876 when St. John was opened. © David Gallimore. Link.
Alnwick, Northumberland.
Alperton, Greater London - see the Greater London page.
Alphamstone, Essex, St. Barnabas. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3, a window, and the font. All © Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Arlesford, Essex, the ruins of St. Peter, burnt down in a fire in 1971. The churchyard is still in use. The church was replaced  - St. Andrew and St. Peter. TM 068 213. Both © Les Needham.
Alrewas, Staffordshire,
All Saints. Its grade I listing dates it to the 13th century, replacing an earlier one. SK 1677 1527. © Bruce Read. Link. Two tombs are listed separately at grade II. Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan) on Post Office Road, at SK 1701 15113. The town Genuki entry dates a Wesleyan chapel to 1805, enlarged in 1846. This must have been on a different site, as a map of 1883 doesn't show a building at its present position. A likely candidate is a Chapel marked south of Main Street, east of the river, at circa SK 1672 1501. I can't tell if it survives, as the map doesn't clearly indicate which building is being labelled, and Streetview hasn't seen the area. © Bruce Read. Another view, from Streetview in 2009. Link. The Millennium Memorial Chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum, interior view and font, all © Dennis Harper (2012). Link, and the NMA's website. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel on William IV Road (was Old School Lane). It pre-dates a map of 1883, and is dated here to 1829. It has been in use by the Scouts since at least the early 1970's. SK 1716 1512. © Richard Roberts (2021).
Alsager, Cheshire.
Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire, St. John. SJ 8048. © Geoff Pick.
Alsop en le Dale, Derbyshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. A rather beautiful modern window. All © James Murray. Link.
Alston, Cumbria.
Alstone, Gloucestershire, St. Margaret. Interior view. SO 98267 32457. Both © Aidan McRae Thomson.
Alstonefield, Staffordshire, St. Peter. © Bill McKenzie. Interior view. The Beresford family pew. Both © James Murray. Former Wesleyan Chapel, rebuilt in 1879, and now a private residence. © James
Altarnun, Cornwall,
St. Nonna. SX 222 812. Wesleyan Chapel. SX 224 811. Both © Bill Henderson. Wesley Cottage (or Digory Isbell's Cottage). See the story here. SX 219 805. © Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Altham, Lancashire, St. James. SD 771 331. © Philip Kapp. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3; a plaque has a brief history. The Bishop's Chair is unique in a parish church, all © Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II* listed.
Althorpe, Lincolnshire, St. Oswald. © Dave Hitchborne. Link.
Altmore, Co. Tyrone, Immaculate Conception (R.C.). H 641 689. © Gerard Close (2012).
Altnaharra, Highland, the parish church of Altnaharra & Farr. © Bill Henderson. Drawing © Catherine Tremper.
Alton, Hampshire, St. Lawrence on Church Street. SU 717 396. Link. Grade I listed. All Saints on Butts Road. SU 714 390. Link. Grade II listed. Former U.R.C on Normandy Street, built as Congregational. SU 720 396. All © Chris Kippin.
Alton, Staffordshire.
Altofts, West Yorkshire, St. Mary Magdalen. Methodist Church. Both © Bill Henderson.
Alton, Hampshire, St. Lawrence. SU 717 396. © Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, St. Mary the Virgin. © Roger Jones. Two views © Ian Miller - 1, 2. Link.
Alton Pancras, Dorset, St. Pancras. Interior view. Both © Marion Hall. Link. Grade II* listed.
Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
Alvanley, Cheshire, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 497 741. © Bruce Read.
Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Alvediston, Wiltshire, St. Mary. Sir Anthony Eden is buried here. Interior view. ST 9768 2395. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Its My Primitive Methodist entry dates it to 1894, with closure "by 1951". ST 9782 2354. It also mentions two P.M. chapels in the village in 1844, but I've been unable to locate either of these. All © Chris Kippin (2020).
Alveley, Shropshire,
St. Mary the Virgin. Another view and an interior view. SO 759 842. All © Peter Morgan (2009). Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the altar and East Window, and the font; there are also traces of medieval wall paintings. All © Dennis Harper (2013).  Grade II* listed. Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist, 1862). Another view. SO 762 842. Both © Peter Morgan (2009 and 2019). Since Peter took his first photo the chapel has closed, and after being used as a tea-room (the sign is visible almost side on to the left of the left-most window, in this view, © Dennis Harper [2013]) by 2019 it had become a community centre.
Alverstoke, Hampshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard, Geoff Watt's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2 - both © Kerry Marriott. Link.
Alvescot, Oxfordshire, St. Peter. © Brian J. Curtis. SP 274 045.
Alveston, Warwickshire, St. James. Interior view. The Old Church. All © Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Alveston, Gloucestershire,
St. Helen (1885) on Gloucester Road. ST 6336 8749. © Phil Draper. Link. Grade II listed. For old St. Helen, see Rudgeway, below. The Methodist Church stands on Wolfridge Ride, off Greenhill Road at ST 6325 8784. © Graeme Harvey. Link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1883) on The Down, which is now in residential use. ST 6292 8813. © Janet Gimber (2012). The site of its predecessor of 1854, which stood almost directly across the road. © Janet Gimber (2020). Link (for both P.M.'s).
Alvington, St. Andrew. SO 6032 0069. © Graeme Harvey (2015). Another view, © Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II listed.

Alvie, Highland, Church of Scotland. NH 864 093. © John Mackie.
Alvingham, Lincolnshire,
St. Adelwold, which stands on (or within) the site of Alvingham Priory. TF 3679 9132. © Dave Hitchborne. Another view (in the background - the nearer church is North Cockerington; they share the same churchyard), three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all © David Regan (2019). This link claims that the dedication is unique in England. Grade I listed. Methodist Church (1836) on High Street, © Dave Hitchborne. Link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Church Lane. The My Primitive Methodists entry dates it to 1848. © David Regan (2019).
Alvington, Gloucestershire
, St. Andrew.
SO 6032 0069. © Graeme Harvey (2015). Another view, © Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Alwalton, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew. TL 134 959. © Zoe Martin.  Another view. © Robin Peel. Link.
Alwinton, Northumberland, St. Michael and All Angels. NT 924 057. © Bill Henderson (2015). Comprehensive history here. Grade II* listed.
Alwoodley and Alwoodley Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Alyth, Perth & Kinross, the former South United Free Church, which now serves as the parish halls. © Kevin Price (2012).

Am Baile (Eriskay), W. Isles, St. Michael (R.C.). © Carol Myers. Link.
Amber Hill, Lincolnshire, the former St. John the Baptist of 1867-1995, which is now in residential use. TF 2189 4735. Link1. Link2. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Its My Primitive Methodists entry provides dates of 1892-1971, and advises of an earlier chapel of 1843. TF 2331 4594. Both © David Regan (2020).
Ambergate, Derbyshire, St. Anne. © James Murray. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Newbridge Road and Derby Road. Built before 1880, it is now in commercial use. SK 348 514. © Richard Roberts (2014).
Amberley, West Sussex, St. Michael and All Angels on Church Street - the splendid chancel arch. © Christopher Skottowe (1961). Link, which has exterior photos. The very short grade I listing.
Amble, Northumberland, St. Cuthbert. © Bill Henderson. All that remains of the cemetery buildings is this arch, which used to have a chapel to either side. These were demolished in 1971. © Peter Morgan (2009). Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert (R.C.). © Peter Morgan (2009). St. Mark (U.R.C. formerly Congregational). © Peter Morgan (2009). Trinity Methodist Church. © Peter Morgan (2009).
Ambleside, Cumbria.
Ambleston, Pembrokeshire, St. Mary. SN 001 258. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Ambrosden, Oxfordshire,
dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 602 193. All © David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Amcotts, Lincolnshire, St. Mark. © Dave Hitchborne. Link.
Amersham & Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire.
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
the Abbey Church of St. Mary and St. Melor. SU 1518 4143. From an old postcard (franked 1905) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, taken from an almost identical position. © Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed. Baptist Church and Centre on Butterfield Drive. SU 168 412. © Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Christ the King (R.C.) on Lords Croft. SU 154 417. © Chris Kippin (2020). Link.
Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey, dedicated to St. Eleth. The Catholic church Our Lady of the Sea. Both © Bill McKenzie. Methodist Church on Wesley Street, dating from 1832. It was built to serve English miners and their families, who had come to Amlwch to work in the massive copper mine on Parys Mountain. © Keith Alexander.
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
Amotherby, North Yorkshire, St. Helen. © Bill Henderson.
Ampleforth, North Yorkshire,
St. Hilda. Another view, the blocked Norman north doorway, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the font. SE 5830 7864. All © Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II listed. Abbey of St. Laurence (Ampleforth Abbey) was designed by Sir G. G. Scott, and built 1922-4. It stands a little way east of the village at SE 5981 7884. © David Regan (2011). Link. Grade I listed. Our Lady and St. Benedict (R.C.). SE 5845 7871. © David Regan (2011). The village has two former Methodist Chapels - a Wesleyan (SE 5856 7877) and a Primitive Methodist of 1854 (SE 5811 7871), both © David Regan (2012).
Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire, Church of the Holy Rood.
SP 0650 0190. © Graeme Harvey. Link.
Ampney St. Mary, Gloucestershire, dedicated to St. Mary.
SP 0756 0154. © Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, interior view, and one of many fragments of wall paintings, all © Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Ampney St. Peter, Gloucestershire, St. Peter.
SP 0818 0152. © Graeme Harvey.
Amport, Hampshire,
St. Mary. SU 299 442. © Les Needham. Another view, © Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Sarson Lane, now converted to residential use. Some older maps show the chapel as being in a hamlet called Sarson. The My Primitive Methodists entry gives a building date of 1846. Another view. SU 3070 4457. Both © Chris Kippin (2020).  Another view, © Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. TL 037 383. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church on Dunstable Street, built as Wesleyan. Another old postcard view. TL 034 379. Link. All from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Ampton, Suffolk,
St. Peter & St. Paul on New Road. Mainly of the 14th and 15 centuries, there were restorations in the mid-19th century and in 1889. TL 866 711. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, © Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Amroth, Pembrokeshire, St. Elidyr. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. © Peter Morgan (2011). Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all © Mike Berrell (2011). The former Ebenezer Independent Chapel (1867), for sale in 2011. Interior view (taken through a window). SN 165 071. Both © Mike Berrell (2011).
Amulree, Perth & Kinross, the Amulree and Strathbraan Parish Church (CoS, 1743). NN 899 366. © John Cannon. Link1. Link2.
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