The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Ible, Derbyshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Wood Lane dates from 1825, and closed after 1979. Now in residential use. SK 249 457. Richard Roberts (2014). Grade II listed.
Ibstock, Leicestershire, St. Denys.
 A tomb in the churchyard to members of the Paget family. SK 4046 0956. Both David Regan (2016 and 2020). Link. Grade II* listed. The Baptist Church on Chapel Lane has a date-stone for 1836 or 1856, visible in a 2016 Streetview here. SK 4083 1040. David Regan (2020). Link. The Methodist Church stands on Melbourne Road at SK 4047 0994. The 1903 25" O.S. map marks it as Wesleyan. David Regan (2020). Link. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel stands on Curzon Street. Its My Primitive Methodist entry dates it to 1867. Its date of closure and subsequent  conversion to secular use is not so far known. SK 4100 1042. David Regan (2020). A Wesleyan Reform Chapel stands on Melbourne Road at SK 4058 1033. It has a date-stone for 1911. David Regan (2020). Link. The 1904 6" map shows a Chapel on what the 25" map labels as Reform Road, which ran between High Street and Melbourne Road. The road itself is (today) just a narrow path - the Chapel stood on the right-hand side somewhere behind the red brick building, seen in a 2011 Streetview here. SK 4055 0994. Lastly, the cemetery on Curzon Street has a Mortuary Chapel at SK 4121 1058. It can be seen on a Streetview here.
Ibthorpe, Hampshire, the former Methodist Chapel of 1864. SU 379 536.
Chris Kippin (2018).

Ickburgh, Norfolk, St. Peter, on Ashburton Road. Although a 14th century church, much of the present building is of the mid-19th century restoration. TL 816 950. Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ickford, Buckinghamshire, dedicated to St. Nicholas. Another view, showing the tower. SP 645 074. Both Steve Bulman.
Ickham, Kent, St. John the Evangelist. TR 222 581. Geoff Watt. Link. Another view, a fine sun-dial, interior, the tomb of Thomas de Baa, and the font, which, though handsome, looks too crisp to have any great age. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade I listed. The remains of Well Chapel. Another view. Both Dave Godden.
Ickleford, Hertfordshire, St. Kathryn. Bill McKenzie.
Icklesham, East Sussex, St. Nicholas. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street. Two interior views - 1, 2, the East window, and the font. Ickleton is famed for its wall-paintings - 1, 2. TL 494 438. Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church (1852) on Abbey Street, now converted to residential use. Estate Agents notice.
Icklingham, Suffolk, St. James (C), on The Street. Thanks go to Rik Powell for identifying Jim Huling's photo which was previously in the "Unknown" section. It was suspected to be in SE England or East Anglia, and so it proved to be. Jim Huling. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed. All Saints, also on The Street, and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view, the interior, and two views of the font - 1, 2. The in situ medieval floor tiles are an unusual survival. All David Regan (2019). Link. A ghost story. Grade I listed.
Ickornshaw, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. David Regan (2011). Link. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1876). Closed in the mid-1980's and converted to residential use. SO 965 430. Stuart Mackrell.
Ickworth, Suffolk, St. Mary, from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.

Idbury, Oxfordshire, St. Nicholas, which has a fine, blocked Norman doorway, and an unusual tomb in the churchyard. All John Salmon.
Iddesleigh, Devon, St James. SS 5690 0822. Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church stands a little way north of the village at SS 5687 0847. It can be seen on  a Streetview from 2009. Older maps show a Bible Christian chapel on the same site, though aligned north-south, close to the junction. The church website dates the building to 1993.
Ide, Devon, St. Ida. SX 8978 9033. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Carole Sage (2010). Link. Grade II listed.
Ideford, Devon, St. Mary.
Andrew Ross (2018). Link. Grade II listed.
Iden, East Sussex, All Saints, Norman, with C15 work. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2. TQ 91551 23752. All Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Iden Green, Kent, Congregational Church. TQ 804 318. Geoff Watt.
Idlicote, Warwickshire, St. James the Great. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Idridgehay, Derbyshire, St. James the Great. SK 285 491. Bruce Read.
Idsworth, Hampshire, St. Hubert. Derek Jordan. Photo is on an external web-site. Link.
Idwal, Gwynedd, the former Mission R
oom. Built sometime between 1889 and 1900 (from map evidence), it also served as a school-room. It closed between 1953/4 and 1963/4, and by 1970 had been converted into a youth hostel. SH 648 604. Martin Richter (2011). Link.

Iffley, Oxfordshire - see the Oxford page.
Ifield, West Sussex, St. Margaret. TQ 247 376. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Iford, East Sussex, St. Nicholas. TQ 408 074. Kevin Gordon. Link.

Ightam Mote (near Ivy Hatch), Kent, Old Chapel. New Chapel (on the upper floor). Interior view, and the painted ceiling. All Janet Gimber (2014). Link. Grade I listed (for the entire building).
Ightfield, Shropshire, St. John the Baptist. SJ 5925 3865. Don Tomkinson. The grade II* listing dates it to the late 15th century, with a restoration and partial re-build in 1865.
Ightham, Kent, St. Peter. Dave Westrap. TQ 594 569. Link. And an old postcard, courtesy of the Tony Larkin Collection.

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

Ilam, Staffordshire, Church of the Holy Cross. SK 133 507. Mike Berrell. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, two interior views - 1, 2, altar and the wonderful font, all Dennis Harper (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Ilchester, Somerset, St. Mary Major on Church Street. ST 5226 2261. Chris Kippin (2021). Grade II* listed. St. Mary Minor once stood on the east side of the road just south of the bridge over the Yeo. VCH gives some history, and dates it to no later than 1227-8, and "still standing in Leland's time" - the early 16th century, but "had evidently disappeared a century later". It site can be seen on a Streetview of 2016. ST 5222 2278. The same source also mentions St. Michael, St. Peter, St.  Olave, St. John the Baptist, Holy Trinity, and a bridge chapel dedicated to St. Leonard, probably demolished in 1797. Here's a view of the present bridge from the north, from Streetview in 2016. The precise location of St. John (pre-1207 to post-1486) is lost, but the VCH suggests it may have been close to the old gaol. That too is long gone, and it's supposed site (somewhere near the distant white van) can be seen in a Streetview of 2009. All knowledge of the location of St. Olave and St. Peter is lost, but St. Michael was above the south gate of the town walls, the site of which (roughly where the diversion sign is) can be seen here on a Streetview of 2016. Holy Trinity was the chapel of the Whitehall hospital. Older O.S. maps show the site of Whitehall Nunnery at ST 5218 2279. If accurate, it stood somewhere to the right of the access roadway seen in this 2016 Streetview, near the dark tree. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Church Street is now in commercial use. Its grade II listing dates it to 1850. ST 5222 2265. Chris Kippin (2021). Old maps show an Independent/Congregational Chapel (1799) off Almshouse Lane, at ST  5216 2260. What I assume to be the building was seen by the Streetview van in 2009. The cemetery on Limington Road has a Mortuary Chapel, at ST 5291 2245. Streetview saw it saw it in 2009.
Ilderton, Northumberland, St. Michael. NU 017 218. Bill Henderson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Ilford, Greater London, Ilford Islamic Centre (aka Islamic Society of Britain - Ilford Branch, Association of Ilford Muslims) on Albert Road. TQ 440 863. Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain.
Ilfracombe, Devon, St. Philip and St. James. SS 521 478. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. The former St. Nicholas' Chapel on Lantern Hill. Another view. SS 525 478. Both Alex Parker. Link. Grade I listing.
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, All Saints, mostly dates from a re-build of 1860. SE 117 478. From an old postcard (franked 1908) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Interior view. Both Stan Walker. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. Link. Christchurch (Methodist and U.R.C.). Alan Blacklock. Another view. Stuart Mackrell. Link.
Ben Rhydding Methodist Church. David Regan (2013).
Illingworth, West Yorkshire, St. Mary. SE 069 283. Michael Bourne. Link.
Illogan, Cornwall,
the tower of St. Illogan on Church Road, all that survives of the old church. SW 671 439. Grade II listed. The present St. Illogan (1846) on Church Road  is also grade II listed. SW 671 439. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Methodist Church on Trevelyan Road. SW 672 434. Both Paul E. Barnett (2014). Wesleyan Church of 1866. SW 676 434. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Another view, Paul E. Barnett (2017). Grapevine Community Church dates from 1889, when it was built as Primitive Methodist. SW 674 424. Paul E. Barnett (2015). Seventh-day Adventist Church. This was previously the Sunday School for the Wesleyan Church, and dates from 1909. SW 677 435. Paul E. Barnett (2017). Grade II listed. United Methodist Free Church. SW 673 433. Paul E. Barnett (2017).
Illogan Downs, Cornwall, the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of 1861. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Illogan Highway, Cornwall,
Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan before 1880, when it shows on the OS map of that vintage. According to the church website, three church buildings (1843, 1888 and 1903) make up the present church; it isn't clear which of these are visible in the photo. However, the building at left bears date 1839. SW 678 416. Paul E. Barnett (2014). The site of Chili Road Methodist Chapel. The small plaque at top right also mentions that Thomas Merrit, was organist here. More on Thomas here (scroll down). SW 672 416. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Ilmer, Buckinghamshire, St. Peter. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, and three of the interior - 1, 2, 3 (including the font). SP 7693 0549. All Karel Kuča (2011). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ilmington, Warwickshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. St. Philip (R.C.). Another view. It was originally a Roman Catholic school, built in 1867 and closed in 1931. It opened as a church in 1935, but is now closed, the last Mass being held on 13 July 2013. Both John Bowdler (2013). Their website is (at the moment) still available. The former Wesleyan Chapel (1848), now converted to residential use. John Bowdler (2013).
Illston on the Hill, Leicestershire, St. Michael & All Angels.  Pamela Weston.
Ilminster, Somerset.
Ilsington, Devon, St. Michael. Two additional views - 1, 2, the latter showing the curious lych-gate. SX 7854 7614. All Andrew Ross. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church was built as Wesleyan, and has a date-stone for 1852. Interior view. A 2011 Streetview. SX 7785 7579. Both
Heath Nickels. It was offered for sale in 2019.
Ilton, Somerset, St. Peter on Church Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. The list of vicars commences in 1643. ST 352 175. Grade II* listed. A former Chapel on Church Road, dated 1874 (date-stone). Circa ST 350 174. Grade II listed. All Mike Berrell (2014).

Imber, Wiltshire, St. Giles. Imber is famous as the village evacuated during WWII to allow for its use in military exercises. Despite several attempts, the residents were never allowed to return. The church is the only building which is still maintained - it's under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Several services are still held each year. Another view (note the five pinnacles on the tower!). Interior view on a very busy open day. The church retains some medieval wall-paintings, and, very unusually, a C17 change-ringers chart. The roof timbers are very plain. The altar, and an unusual and handsome monument. ST 965 483. All Janet Gimber (2012). Link. Grade I listed. This BBC article (drawn to my attention by Howard Richter) has more on the the village, and on the hanging and ringing of a new peal of bells.
Immingham, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Impington, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.

Ince, Cheshire, St. James. SJ 450 764. Bruce Read.
Ince-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester.
Inchbrook, Gloucestershire, Our Lady of the Annunciation (R.C.). Janet Gimber (2016).
Inchcolm Island, Fife, a distant view of Inchcolm Abbey. Jim Parker (2013). Link.
Indian Queens, Cornwall, Immanuel Church (United Methodist Free Church, 1876). SW 9163 5875. Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. Another view. SW 9184 5899. Link. All Paul E. Barnett (2016). Photos of St. Francis are available here. SW 9164 5912.
Ingham, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Dave Hitchborne. Another view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II listed. Methodist Chapel, David Regan (2018).
Ingham, Norfolk, Holy Trinity. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ingham, Suffolk, St. Bartholomew. A 14th century church, heavily restored in 1861. Interior view. TL 885 705. Both Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ingleby, Derbyshire, Anchor Church. A curious entry this one - this is a cave said to have been where St. Hardulph lived and prayed, in the 6th or 7th century. The name derives from Anchorite Church. SK 338 271. Richard Roberts (2014). Link.
Ingleby Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, Wesleyan Chapel. NZ 44706 00947. Robert Hellier (2016).
Ingleby Greenhow, North Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. NZ 5808 0628. Both Kenneth Paver. Another view, two more interiors - 1, 2, a pig column capital, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade I listed. Several tombs and churchyard features are listed separately here.
Inglesham, Wiltshire, St. John the Baptist. It has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since 1979. Interior view, the altar and font, and a stone-carved Madonna and Child, allegedly Saxon. SU 2053 9843. All Chris Stafford (2013). Two more interiors - 1, 2, both Carole Sage (2009). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.
Ingleton, Co. Durham, St. John the Evangelist. NZ 174 206. Steve Bulman. Interior view, Alan Blacklock. Methodist Church. NZ 175 206. Steve Bulman.
Ingleton, North Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SD 695 732. Elaine Hindson. Another view. Steve Bulman (2011). Interior view, Alan Blacklock (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Church (1838, enlarged 1884). SD 695 731. Mrs. Janet Dalby. Another view. Steve Bulman (2011). Link. Ingleton Evangelical Church. SD 693 725. Steve Bulman (2011). Link.
Inglewhite, Lancashire, Congregational Chapel on Silk Mill Lane. SD 547 398. Philip Kapp. Another view, John Balaam (2018). Link.
Ingliston, City of Edinburgh - see City of Edinburgh.
Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Link. Methodist Church. Both George Weston.
Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. TF 0102 3006. Both Marion Hall. Another view, two carved capitals - 1, 2,
three more of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Methodist Church on Chapel Lane, built as Wesleyan in 1863. TF 0111 3016. Mike Berrell (2012).
Ingoldsthorpe, Norfolk, St. Michael. A charming gargoyle. John Salmon.
Ingram, Northumberland, St. Michael and All Angels. NU 019 163. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II* listing, which says there is fabric of the 11th century in the tower. The lychgate is listed, as are a churchyard monument and the nearby rectory.
Ingrow, West Yorkshire, St. John the Evangelist, dates from 1843. Another view, showing the apse. Both Stan Walker.
Ings, Cumbria, St. Anne. Another view. SD 4460 9863. Both George Weston. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the East window, and the font, and the armorial and tablet above the entrance door, which says it was re-built in 1743, all Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ingworth, Norfolk, the thatched St. Lawrence. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, font, and a window. All Chris Stafford (2012). Another view, Peter Morgan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, St. Mary. Liam Murphy.
Inkberrow, Worcestershire, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed- link. Bethesda Chapel (1861). Peter Morgan (2012).
Inkersall Green, Derbyshire, St. Columba. SK 4219 7339. Link. Methodist Church on Summerskill Green and Hillman Drive. This photo of an apparently minuscule church is misleading, as a Streetview from 2011 shows an attached building. According to the church Facebook page, most of the church was demolished in 2018 for structural reasons. SK 4214 7333. Link. Both
David Regan (2021).
Inkpen, Berkshire, St. Michael. Interior view. SU 357 637. Both from an old postcards in Judy Flynn's collection. Grade II* listed.
Inner Farne - see Farne Islands.
Inner Hope, Devon, Methodist Church. The interior. SX 6756 3955. Both
Heath Nickels. Link.
Innerleithen, Borders.
Innerwick, East Lothian, Church of Scotland. James Denham (2010).
Innerwick, Perth & Kinross, Church of Scotland (1828, on the site of an earlier church). Interior view. NN 588 475. Both John Cannon. Link. Grade B listed.
Innis Downs, Cornwall, Bible Christian Methodist chapel (1820). SX 025 622. Paul E. Barnett (2016). Link.
Inniscrone, Co. Sligo, Catholic Church. Bill Henderson.
Inskip, Lancashire, St. Peter (1848). John Balaam (2018). Link. Grade II listed. Baptist Church. Mark Eccles. Link.
Inveraray, Argyll & Bute.
Inverasdale, Highland, Free Church. NG 821 855. Peter Amsden. It is now presumably a former Free Church, as it no longer shows on the official Free Church website. A Streetview of 2011 is available here.
Inverchaolain, Argyll & Bute, CoS. NS 090 753. Ann Galliard. Link.
Inveresk, East Lothian, St. Michael's Parish Kirk. James Denham.
Invergarry, Highland, Glengarry Parish Church (1864). Another view. NH 304 012. Both Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade B listed. St. Finnan (R.C.). NH 309 007. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Invergordon, Highland, Church of Scotland. NH7068. St. Joseph (R.C.). NH7068. Both Bill Henderson.
Inverinate, Highland, the Kintail Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Inverkeilor, Angus, CoS. Former Free Church. Both Derek Robertson.
Inverkip, Argyll & Bute. Martin Briscoe.
Invermoriston, Highland, the church. Martin Briscoe.
Inverness, Highland.
Inwardleigh, Devon, St Petroc(k). Another view. SX 5601 9945. Both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade II* listed.

Iona, Argyll & Bute.
Ipplepen, Devon, St. Andrew. Interior view. SX 834 665. Both John Hawkins. Link.
Ipstones, Staffordshire, St. Leonard. Interior view. SK 018 503. Link. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, dating from 1837, now in secular use. SK 023 501. All Mike Berrell. The former Wesleyan Chapel, dating from the 1830's, It was succeeded in 1861 by what is the present Methodist Church, and the original chapel now serves as the church hall. Both  Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Ipswich, Suffolk.

Irby in the Marsh, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and font. TF 4684 6375. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. TF 4731 6380. David Regan (2016). About half a mile S.E. of the church is a former Primitive Methodist Chapel at TF 4737 6317. Seen here by Streetview in 2008, the date-stone above the door is for 1837. Now apparently in residential use, its entry here says it closed in 1934. The photo therein shows it as it was in 1995.
Irby upon Humber, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Irchester, Northamptonshire, St. Katherine. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ireby, Cumbria, St. James. NY 2379 3921. Link. Grade II listed. Ireby Old Church, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. NY 22394 3931. Link. Grade I listed. Both Steve Bulman. A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands in the village at NY 2384 3904. It can be seen here on a 2010 Streetview - its date-stone is for 1870.
Ireland, Mainland, Shetland, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Ireland Wood, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, High House Chapel (Methodist). Originally Wesleyan, a board declares it to be "The oldest Methodist Chapel to have held weekly services since its foundation in 1760". The same claim is made for the Methodist Church in Newbiggin (for which, see the County Durham page). Another view. NY 8726 3854. All Martin Richter (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Irlam, Greater Manchester.
Ireleth, Cumbria, St. Peter (1865). SD 2236 7746. John Balaam (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Ireton Wood, Derbyshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Bullhill Lane. Built in 1869, it closed about 1979 and was subsequently converted to residential use. SK 282 477. Richard Roberts (2014).
Irlams o' th' Height, Salford, Greater Manchester - see Salford.
Irnham, Lincolnshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. TF 0235 2667. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). Another view, side-chapel, two good brasses - 1, 2, and the font; the church has a copy of the Luttrell Psalter (more on this here and here) all
David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed. The Luttrell family had a private Catholic Chapel here. When the family property was sold in the mid-19th century, the new owners were not Catholics, and didn't want a Catholic Chapel on their estate, so it was pulled down and re-erected in Corby Glen, where it was eventually converted for residential use (see the Corby Glen entry above). The National Archives entry for Irnham lists documents for a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel for 1917-1934. No maps I have access to show this chapel, and I can't find any other information about it.
Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, St. James the Less on High Street. Interior view. Both Phil Draper. Another view. Jim Parker. What does this memorial in the churchyard commemorate? Jim Parker. Mike Berrell has advised that Arthur Mee's "The King's England" says that it was built by Robert Poyntz in 1390 to commemorate his grandmother. He also re-built the church at the same time, and he lies in the church in a tomb, with his wife. The top is carved as a knight in armour. Link. Grade I listed - link. The former Bethel Hall (Wesleyan Methodist, 1820), now in residential use. Janet Gimber (2012).
Iron Peartree, Herefordshire, Upper Maescoed Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist in 1924 - date-stone) at Upper Maesoed. SO 3261 3512. Both Paul Wood (2003).
Ironbridge, Shropshire, St. Luke. SJ 672 034. James Murray. Link.
Irongray, Dumfries and Galloway. Kevan Mellor. Another view. James Murray (2009).
Ironville, Derbyshire, Christ Church, on Casson Street. SK 4360 5192. From an old postcard (franked 1908), in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view,
David Regan (2021). Link. Grade II listed.
Irstead, Norfolk, St. Michael. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link.
Irthington, Cumbria, St. Kentigern. NY 4986 6163. Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II* listed.
Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, St. Peter. A difficult-to-photograph church. Another view. SP 9479 7064. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The former Strict Baptist Chapel of 1723 on Meeting Lane, off High Street. It was converted into housing circa 2011 - "Old Meeting House". The access to it can be seen on a Streetview from 2020. SP 9484 7076. Gerard Charmley (2021). Providence Strict Baptist Chapel (1903) on Finedon Road. SP 9433 7102. Gerard Charmley (2021). Methodist Church (1897) on College Street was successor to a Wesleyan Chapel on High Street. The old chapel was used as a Sunday School after the new chapel was opened. Gerard advises that it was subsequently sold to the Roman Catholics, but whether it was used by them as a church is so far not known. It's now in commercial use. SP 9453 7058 (old), SP 9448 7063 (current). Both Gerard Charmley (2021). Link. A map of 1885-6 shows a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Bakehouse Lane, now Baker Street. It's difficult to be certain exactly which property is being indicated, but I think it's one at SP 9443 7035 which had been demolished by the time of the 1901 6" map. If this is correct, then it stood where the side road starts in this Streetview from 2009. A Mortuary Chapel stands (or stood) in the cemetery immediately south of St. Peter, at SP 9483 7061. I haven't been able to find a photo of it, and it hasn't been seen by Streetview. O.S. maps show All Saints' Church (Site of) at SP 9507 7070. Some history of it can be found here. Its site stands somewhere behind the nearer trees seen here in a Streetview from 2009.
Irton, Cumbria, St. Paul. NY 0915 0047.
Malcolm Minshaw. Link. The grade II* listing dates it to 1857, replacing a medieval church on the same site.
Irvine, North Ayrshire.
Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh.
Irwell Vale, Lancashire, Methodist Church. Another view. Both John Balaam (2012).

Isel, Cumbria, St. Michael and All angels. Another view, and the interior. A marvellous church in a lovely location. Well worth a visit. NY 1623 3332. All Judith Anderson. Link. Grade I listed. A tomb in the churchyard has its own grade II* listing. The famous Viking "triskele stone" was stolen from the church in the 1980's, and has never been recovered. More on the stone here.
Isham, Northamptonshire, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. Previously in the Unknown section, this church was photographed by Claudio Sanfilippo when on a trip between Luton and Leeds in 1977. My appreciation to Simon Davies who identified it. Link.
Isle Abbots, Somerset, St. Mary the Virgin on Abbotts Way. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the squint. The list of incumbents goes back to 1262. ST 353 210. All Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Isle Brewers, Somerset, All Saints (1861). ST 369 211. Mike Berrell (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Isle of Grain, Kent - see Grain.
Isle of Lewis, Western Isles.
Isle of May, Fife, the ruins of St. Adrian's Chapel. Jim Parker (2016). Link.
Isle of Skye, Highland - see Skye.
Isleham, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel and the font. The church has much of interest, including monuments and brasses, of which here are a selection - 1, 2, 3, 4. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. High Street Church (Baptist). Link. All David Regan (2019).

Isles of Scilly.
Isley Walton, Leicestershire, All Saints, on a private road off the A453. A C13 foundation. SK 424 250. Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Islington, Greater London.
Islip, Northamptonshire, St. Nicholas. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the Kempe East window, altar and the font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Islip, Oxfordshire, dedicated to St. Nicholas. The tower. SP 526 140. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, the interior and chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Istead Rise, Kent, St. Barnabas, has now been extended. The new building is to the right. Both Dave Westrap. TQ 635 699. Link.

Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, St. John the Baptist. Derek Jordan. Photo is on an external web-site.
Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, St. Mary the Virgin. David Packman at Now cared for by the Redundant Churches Fund.
Itchingfield, West Sussex, St. Nicholas (open most days). From an old postcard in Reg Dossell's Collection. A modern view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all
Charles Clegg (2012). Link.

Ivegill, Cumbria, Christ Church (1868, K). NY 4193 4331. Malcolm Minshaw. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Steve Bulman 2015. Link1. Link2.
Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Corrall McCormack. Ivinghoe and Pitstone Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1865). SP 943 161. Les Needham. Ian Travis has advised (2010) that this chapel is now closed.
Ivington, Herefordshire, St. John. SO 474 566. Ken Taylor.
Ivington Green, Herefordshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1907). Chris Kippin. Link, which says it closed in 1975.
Ivy Hatch - see Ightam Mote, above.
Ivychurch, Kent, St. George, which is commonly referred to as The Cathedral of the Fens. TR 0282 2767. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Dave Westrap. Two additional views - 1, 2, and two interiors - 1, 2, all Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade I listed.

Iwade, Kent, All Saints. TQ 902 680. Geoff Watt.
Iwerne Courtney, Dorset, St. Mary. June Norris.
Iwerne Minster, Dorset, St. Mary. June Norris. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.



14 September 2021

Steve Bulman

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