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Oad Street, Kent, former Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence. TQ 869 622. Geoff Watt.
Oadby, Leicestershire, St. Peter on Wigston Road, mainly of the 14th century, but with an extensive late Victorian restoration. SK 623 003.  George Weston. Another view, and the interior, both
Richard Roberts (2018). Grade II* listed. Baptist Church.  George Weston. Link.
Oakamoor, Staffordshire, Holy Trinity (1832) on Cheadle Road. SK 052 448. Mike Berrell. Another view. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011). Two interiors - 1, 2, and the list of incumbents, which commences in 1832, all Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II listedMemorial Free Church (Free Church of England, 1878) on Carr Bank, originally Bolton Memorial Free Church. Another view. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011). Two interiors - 1, 2, the War memorial windows, and the list of ministers, which begins in 1920, all Mike Berrell (2014).
Oakdale, Caerphilly, Presbyterian Church (1916). Baptist Church. Methodist Church. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Oake, Somerset, St. Bartholomew. Two interior views - 1, 2. The list of rectors goes back to 1317. ST 1525 2518. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Oakenholt, Flint, Flintshire - see Flint.
Oakenshaw cum Woodlands, West Yorkshire, St. Andrew. Bill Henderson.
Oakes, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.
Oakford, Devon,
St. Peter. SS 910 212. Chris Emms (2011). Link.
Oakham, Rutland, All Saints. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Alan Blacklock (2010). Link. Grade I listed. Congregational Church. Alan Blacklock (2010). Oakham School Chapel (1924-5) on Church Street was built as a memorial to the former pupils who had died in WWI. Interior view. SK 860 088. Both Richard Roberts (2016).
Oakhanger, Cheshire, St. Luke. Link. Methodist Church, built as Primitive Methodist in 1897. Link. Both Peter Morgan (2015).
Oakhill, Somerset, All Saints (1860-3). ST 6359 4728. Link. Grade II listed. The Methodist Church on Bath Road was built as Wesleyan in 1825. ST 6356 4739. Link. Grade II listed. The former U.R.C. on High Street is marked on older maps as Independent/Congregational, and dated in its grade II listing to 1873. ST 6304 4726. All Chris Kippin (2021).
Oakington, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew on High Street. Another view, two views of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. A nicely carved tomb slab stands in the church - C13 according to the grade II* listing. TL 414 647. All David Regan (2019). Link. The former Methodist Church was built as Primitive Methodist in 1876, a re-build of an earlier one of 1862. David Regan (2019), who commented that conversion works had started at the rear of the building. Link. Baptist Chapel (1865). Kevin Price (2012). Link.
Oakley, Bedfordshire, St. Mary. TL 010 529. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection.
Oakley, Buckinghamshire,
St. Mary on Bicester Road. SP 642 080. Steve Bulman. Another view, David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Oakley Park, Powys, Presbyterian Chapel. Eirian Evans.
Oakridge, Gloucestershire, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Both Graeme Harvey (2012). Grade II listed - link.
Oaksey, Wiltshire, All Saints. Interior view. Both Simon Edwards (2012).
Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, the Methodist Church on Chapel Street. SK 3213 1289.
David Regan (2020). Link. The 1904 6" O.S. map also shows two other Methodist Chapels, and a Mission Hall. The Mission Hall stood on Canal Street at SK 3227 1318. The site (now the garden heading along Canal Street from the road junction) can be seen here in a 2010 Streetview. There was a Primitive Methodist Chapel on School Street at SK 3244 1300. Even the road it stood on has gone, but in this 2010 Streetview it will have stood in the back gardens of the houses. A Wesleyan Reform Chapel is marked at SK 3214 1297, on Silver Street. The housing which now stands on the site can be seen here in a 2016 Streetview.
Oakwood, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Oakwood, Neath Port Talbot, the former parish church (CiW), now a private residence. Former Baptist Chapel. Another view. All Gerard Charmley (2010).
Oakworth, West Yorkshire, the former Slack Lane Baptist Church, dating from 1894. SE 028 394. Michael Bourne.
Oare, Kent, St. Peter. TR 007 633. Geoff Watt.
Oare, Somerset, St. Mary, substantially of the 15th century. SS 802 473. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Interior view, from an old postcard in Paul E. Barnett's Collection. Modern exterior and interior views, both Richard Roberts (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.

Oban, Argyll & Bute.
Oborne, Dorset, St. Cuthbert. All that remains is the chancel, the nave having been demolished in the 1860's. Now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2. All Martin Richter (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed - link.

Occlestone Green, Cheshire, the slight remains of Occlestone Green Primitive Methodist Chapel. Built 1871, and closed in 1961. Gervase saw charred timbers in the rubble, and suspects that a a fire preceded demolition. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010).
Ochiltree, East Ayrshire, Parish Church, on Main Street. 1798, re-built in 1897-8. Another view. NS 5055 2110. Grade B listed. Based on map evidence, a Free Church stood at NS 5065 2105 before 1858, and was still extant in 1959 (although probably out of use by then). The site is now a small park. Two further views - 1, 2. All Howard Richter (2014).
Ockham, Surrey, All Saints. Barbara advises that the seven-lancet window is very unusual, and is thought to have been taken from the nearby Newark Priory after the dissolution. TQ 066 565. Barbara Barklem.
Ockbrook, Derbyshire, All Saints. Another view. SK 4237 3570. Both
David Regan (2021). Link, and history here. Grade II* listed, and the lychgate is grade II. Moravian Church (1751) on The Settlement. SK 4213 3618. David Regan (2021). Link. Grade II* listed. Other related listings can be found here. A Primitive Methodist Chapel once stood on the east side of Green Lane. It preceded a map of 1900, and was still active as Ockbrook Methodist Church into the 1970's at least. SK 4229 3634. Its site can be seen in a Streetview from 2019. An earlier P.M. chapel is shown on a map of 1881, but it's not clear to which building the label should be applied. It stood at the northern end of Wesley Lane at circa SK 422 362. I've not been able to establish whether it survives, or find a photo, and the Streetview camera hasn't visited. Given the street name, it's at least possible that this was originally the Wesleyan Chapel mentioned on Genuki as having been built in 1808. David Regan has advised of this website that shows that my assumption was correct - this was originally a Wesleyan Chapel, and the reasons for their having to give it up can be read under the heading "Ockbrook 1871".

Odell, Bedfordshire, All Saints. SP 966 580. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Oddington, Gloucestershire, St. Nicholas. An uncooperative church, surrounded by trees. The tower. Both John Salmon.
Oddington, Oxfordshire, St. Andrew. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the early font. All David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Odiham, Hampshire, All Saints. SU 740 509. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Odstock, Wiltshire, St. Mary. Another view. SU 151 261. Both Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed.

Offchurch, Warwickshire, dedicated to St. Gregory. SP 358 658. Steve Bulman. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Offenham, Worcestershire, St. Mary and St. Milburga. Aidan McRae Thomson. Taken from a very similar position, this old postcard is in Geoff Watt's Collection. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Offerton, Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Offham, East Sussex, St. Peter. TQ 401 122. From a postcard in the Kevin Gordon Collection. Link.
Offham, Kent, St. Michael. TQ 660 581. Methodist Church. TQ 655 574. Both Geoff Watt.
Offord Cluny, Cambridgeshire, All Saints. Now serves both villages since St. Peter at Offord D'Arcy was made redundant. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link.
Offord D'Arcy, Cambridgeshire, the redundant St. Peter. Robin Peel. Two further views, 1, 2, both Jim Rushton. Link.

Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, St. David (CiW). Bethlehem Independent Church. Christchurch (Methodist and U.R.C.), originally Bethel Primitive Methodist. The former Ogmore Vale Presbyterian Church, now a youth centre. The former Wesley Church, originally Wesleyan Methodist. Pwll-y-Pant Cemetery Chapel. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, which was perhaps previously a chapel - can you confirm? An inscribed foundation stone bears the date 1895. My appreciation to Janet Gimber who has advised that this was Philadelphia Baptist Chapel. Before the Witnesses, took over, the building spent some time as a "club", according to an old map. All Gervase N. E. Charmley.

Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, St. Andrew. ST 807 108. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Okehampton, Devon.
Okewood, Surrey, St. John the Baptist. A crusader knight brass. Both Helen D'Ali.

Old, Northamptonshire, St. Andrew. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Old Alresford, Hampshire, St. Mary. SU 588 336. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Old Basing, Hampshire, St. Mary. June Fitzgerald.
Old Bewick, Northumberland, Holy Trinity. NU 067 221. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, St. Peter & St. Paul. TF 3495 6514. Dave Hitchborne. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. The Methodist Church was built as Wesleyan.
TF 3515 6500. David Regan (2020). Link.
Old Brampton, Derbyshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link.
Old Brompton, Kent, Holy Trinity. Built in 1848, and demolished 1955. From an old postcard, Geoff Watt's Collection.
Old Burghclere, Hampshire, All Saints. SU 468 578. Roy Graham.
Old Byland, North Yorkshire, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Old Church Stoke, Powys, a former chapel, now in residential use.
Chris Kippin.
Old Clee, Lincolnshire - see Grimsby.
Old Cleeve, Somerset, St. Andrew. Interior view. ST 040 419. Both Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2.
Old Clipstone, Nottinghamshire - see Clipstone, on the Nottinghamshire page.
Old Colwyn, Conwy.
Old Dalby, Leicestershire, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of 1902, which was closed in 2011.
SK 6739 2380. David Regan (2020). Link. Its My Wesleyan Methodists entry mentions a predecessor of 1805, which stood at SK 6713 2377. Now demolished, it stood somewhere amongst the trees in the background of this 2009 Streetview.
Old Dilton, Wiltshire, St. Mary (K). Redundant, and now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, Janet was much impressed by this little church. Another view, and the interior. All Janet Gimber (2017). Link.
Old Ellerby, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. James. James Murray.
Old Hill, West Midlands, Holy Trinity. Link. Wesleyan Methodist Church, soon to be demolished. Both John French.
Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, the C14 St. Mary on Church Road. Another view, and the interior. TF 6890 4198. All Richard Roberts (2015). Three windows - 1, 2, 3, the screen and painted saints, the altar, pulpit, and font, and the late C15 tomb of Henry Le Strange, all
Chris Stafford (2014).  Another view, and the fine East window and altar, both Peter Morgan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Old Hurst, Cambridgeshire, St. Peter. Two interior views - 1, 2, the East window and altar, and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Old Hutton, Cumbria, St. John the Baptist (1873). Another view. SD 5598 8868. Both Elaine Hindson. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all Roger Heap (2012). Link.
Old Kea, Cornwall, the church (1862). Note the large granite stone, which was found in the foundations of the medieval church when it was being demolished. It is perhaps from a monastery believed to have been here in pre-Norman times, or it might be a much earlier pre-Christian stone. Two additional views - 1, 2, Interior view, two windows - 1, 2, and the font. SW 84427 41719. All Carole Sage (2017). Link. Grade II listing, which describes it as a Mission Chapel, which seems unlikely. The medieval church was demolished in 1802, except for the tower. The font from the church is said to have been taken to All Hallows at Kea. SW 84413 41700. Grade II* listed.
Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, Old Kilpatrick and Bowling Parish Church on Dumbarton Road. Link1. Link2. St. Patrick (R.C.) on Dumbarton Road. Link. The former Secession Church on Dumbarton Road. Grade B listed. All Jim Parker (2014).
Old Langho, Lancashire, St. Leonard. SD 701 358. Philip Kapp. Another view, John Balaam (2018). Link (with interior photo). Grade I listing, which gives a date of 1557.
Old Leake, Lincolnshire, St. Mary. Michael Bourne.
Old Malton, North Yorkshire, St. Mary, the remaining part of the Gilbertine Priory. Two further views - 1, 2, and a collection of medieval stone coffins. All David Regan. Link. An interior view, and a couple of misericords, both Kenneth Paver. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Old Market, Bristol (City), Bristol - see Old Market, St. Jude's and Broad Plain, Bristol.
Old Milverton, Warwickshire, St. James the Great. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, and a painting of the Deposition. All Elaine Sanders. Grade II listed.
Old Pound, Cornwall, Mid Cornwall Christian Church (in fellowship with the Assemblies of God). This is a former Bible Christian Chapel at SW 974 555. There is a date in the roundel above the door, which I think says "1886". Another view. Both Paul E. Barnett (2017). Link.
Old Radnor (Pencraig), Powys, St. Stephen. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Another view, the tower, porch and lych-gate; an early-looking carved head is built into a wall. All Pa
ul Wood (2018). Interior view, from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link. The grade I listing says it is "one of the finest medieval churches in Wales".
Old Romney, Kent, St. Clement. TR 035 252. Dave Westrap. The following are all Steve Bulman (2009) - another view, box pews and gallery, altar, the roof, also showing a (presumably Royal) Coat of Arms - which we found was a common feature in the local churches, the font - the supporting columns have little carved cherubs? helping to support the bowl, and a tombstone in the floor, also very typical of Romney Marsh churches. Derek Jarman is buried here. Link. Grade I listed.
Old St. Mellons, Cardiff (City), Cardiff - see Cardiff (City).
Old Seaham, Co. Durham - see Seaham.
Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, St. John the Baptist on Church Lane. Phil Draper. Another view. Jim Parker. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Janet Gimber (2018). The former Baptist Chapel (1835), and the former Providence Baptist Chapel (1881), both now in residential use. Both Janet Gimber (2012).
Old Somerby, Lincolnshire, St. Mary Magdalene. Interior view. Both Marion Hall. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Old Town, City of Edinburgh.
Old Town, West Yorkshire, Wainsgate Baptist Chapel. Another view. SD 998 288. Both David Regan (2011). Link. Link2. Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Chapel. SE 001 281. Stuart Mackrell.
Old Trafford, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Old Warden, Bedfordshire, St. Leonard. Another view. TL 136 443. Both Bill McKenzie. Three postcard views - an exterior, and two interiors - 1, 2, all from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link1. Link2.
Old Weston, Cambridgeshire, St. Swithin. Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view, both Marion Hall. Three more interiors - 1, 2, 3, all Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Old Whittington, Derbyshire, St. Bartholomew on Church Street North. The church website has a little history. SK 394 752. Grade II listed. Seventh-day Adventist Church on Church Street North. Another view. SK 393 750. All Les Needham (2017).
Old Wives Lees, Kent, Methodist Church. TR 069 552. Geoff Watt.
Old Woking, Surrey, dedicated to St. Peter. Barbara Barklem. TQ 021 561. Link.
Oldberrow, Warwickshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Oldbury, Shropshire, St. Nicholas. Two additional views - 1, 2. two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. SO 717 920. All Dennis Harper (2013). Link.
Oldbury, West Midlands.
Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, St. Arilda. Phil Draper. Another view. Graeme Harvey. Link. Methodist Church. Phil Draper.
Oldbury-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, St. Arild (or St. Arilda), which is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Janet Gimber (2016). Link (with interior views).
Oldcotes, Nottinghamshire, St. Marks. Bill Henderson. St. Helen (R.C.). James Murray. Wesleyan Chapel (1840). James Murray.
Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Church of Scotland. James Denham (2010). Link.
Oldland, Gloucestershire, St. Anne, off California Road. Janet Gimber (2018). Link. Unity Oldland Methodist Church on West Street. Phil Draper. Link. U.R.C. Phil Draper. The former Gospel Hall on High Street, Oldland Common, is now used by Bristol Army Cadets. Janet Gimber (2018).
Oldridge, Devon, St. Thomas, and its interior. SX 8283 9621. Both Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1844, but possibly retaining some masonry from its late 18th century predecessor.
Ollaberry, Mainland, Shetland, Church of Scotland. The former United Free Church. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, dedicated to St. Giles. Steve Bulman. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Station Road, now a private residence. David Regan (2011).
Olney, Buckinghamshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. John Newton was curate here for some years. He's probably best known as the writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace". Bill McKenzie. An old engraving of the church as it appeared in the early 19th century, courtesy of the Colin Waters Collection. An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Another view, the interior and chancel, and the two fonts - 1, 2, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. Sutcliff Baptist Church. Bill McKenzie.
Olton, Solihull, West Midlands - see Solihull.
Olveston, Gloucestershire, St. Mary the Virgin (O) on Church Hill. ST 60078 87289. Phil Draper. Another view, and the weather-vane, bearing the year 1841, the date of a major restoration and enlargement. Both Carole Sage (2018). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.The former Methodist Chapel on The Street was built as Wesleyan in 1820, and closed in 2004 when the congregation joined with the Methodist Church at Tockington. The former church is now known as Wesley Rooms, and is a community asset. ST 60112 87177. Janet Gimber (2012). Another view, Carole Sage (2018). The former Friends' Meeting House on Catherine Hill is now in residential use. A Meeting was established in Olveston circa 1655, but it moved to this pre-existing building in 1696, and it seems to have continued in use until after WWI. Olveston's Quakers now meet at The Chantry in Thornbury (for which, see the Thornbury page). ST 60055 86790. Link (scroll down). Grade II listed. Carole Sage (2018). The former Reform Methodist Chapel on Haw Lane. It can't pre-date the founding of the Reform Methodist movement in 1849, and does pre-date a map of 1881-3. It seems to have gone out of use by the time of a 1904 map, and by 1954 was in use as a doctor's surgery. The building is undergoing works at present, but Carole's not aware of what the buildings future use will be. ST 60217 86902. Carole Sage (2018).

Omagh, County Tyrone.
Ombersley, Worcestershire, St. Andrew (1828-9). Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the organ, all Simon Edwards (2011). Simon advises that the previous church was demolished when the stream eroded the land and made it unsafe. The present church is by Thomas Rickman, who has an important place in church architecture and scholarship, particularly for his classification of the chronology of the various architectural styles. Grade II* listed.
Ompton, Nottinghamshire, Methodist Church. It was built as Primitive Methodist in 1860 (date-stone, Jubilee Chapel). Another view. SK 6880 6524. All David Regan (2020). Link1. Link2.

Onchan, Isle of Man, Lourdes Grotto. Jim Parker. St. Peter. John Balaam (2017). Link.
Onecote, Staffordshire, St. Luke. Interior view. SK 049 552. Mike Berrell. Link. Methodist Chapel, originally Primitive Methodist. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Onibury, Shropshire, St. Michael. SO 456 792. Ken Taylor. Link.
Onich, Highland.

Openshaw, Manchester, Greater Manchester - see Manchester.
Openwoodgate
, Belper, Derbyshire - see Belper.
Opinan (near Gairloch), Highland, Presbyterian Mission Room. It wasn't clear to Tim if this was Free Church of Scotland, or Free Presbyterian Church. NG 746 724. Tim Flitcroft (2013). Howard Richter has advised that it shows on the 1967 OS map as "Meeting House (Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland)". He also advises that there is another meeting house nearby, at NG 745 719, which is shown on the same map as Free Church of Scotland.

Orby, Lincolnshire, All Saints. TF 4906 6724. George Weston. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Two further views - 1, 2, the interior, altar and font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (now a private residence) on Marsh Road, which is dated here to 1924. TF 4921 6735. George Weston. Its predecessor, which stands a little further east, is dated here to 1837-1924. TF 4936 6718. David Regan (2021). Old maps show a Gospel Hall (Plymouth Brethren) at TF 4882 6735. This source says that this may be the same building as a Primitive Methodist Chapel, known to have been built here in 1837. In any event, it was demolished at some point after closure. Demolition was before a map of 1956 was surveyed. Its site (at the front of the garden) can be seen in a Streetview from 2019.
Orchard Park, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - see Hull.
Orchard Portman, Somerset, St. Michael. Interior view (taken through a window). ST 2437 2166. Both Mike Berrell (2013). Another view, P. L. Kessler / The History Files. Link. Grade II* listed.
Orcheston, Wiltshire, St. Mary. Previously in the "Unknown" section, Janet Gimber has identified this church, from Reg Dosell's postcard collection. SU 0589 4565. A modern view, Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Grade II* listed. St. George, a Churches Conservation Trust church. SU 0597 4490. Chris Kippin (2020). Link.
Orcop, Herefordshire, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Ordsall, Nottinghamshire, All Hallows. David Regan (2011). This postcard ( Chris Cole) has another exterior view, and some interior details. Link.
Ordsall, Salford, Greater Manchester - see Salford.
Oreston, Plymouth, Devon - see Plymouth.
Orford, Suffolk, St. Bartholomew. TM 423 500. Steve Bulman (2005). Two old postcards show the exterior, and the remains of the Norman chancel, both from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. Methodist Church. Steve Bulman (2005).
Orford, Warrington, Cheshire - see Warrington.
Orlestone, Kent, St. Mary the Virgin. TR 000 347. From an old postcard, in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2. Link3.
Orleton, Herefordshire, St. George. A fine weather-vane and clock adorn this church. SO 494 671. All Graeme Harvey. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. A fine church, well worth a detour to visit. Another view, the churchyard cross, two interiors - 1, 2, and the superb font, all Steve Bulman (2014). Grade I listed. The Methodist Chapel on Tunnel Lane was built as Wesleyan, and pre-dates the 1888 O.S. map. SO 491 669. Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2.
Orleton, Worcestershire, the former St. John the Baptist (1816-1958). SO 6995 6703.
Chris Kippin.
Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, St. Mary. SP 859 724. Les Needham (2013). Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ormesby, North Yorkshire, St. Cuthbert, on Church Lane. Although largely of a re-build of 1875, the church is of pre-Norman foundation, and there is some fabric from the 12th century church. NZ 531 167. Ken Roddam. Grade II listed.
Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, St. Margaret. Link. Baptist Church. Both Geoff Watt.
Ormesby St. Michael, Norfolk. Geoff Watt. Link.
Ormskirk, Lancashire, St. Peter & St. Paul. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Mike Berrell (2010). Link. Emmanuel Church (Methodist and U.R.C.). John Balaam (2017). Link.
Orphir, (on Mainland), Orkney, the remains of St. Nicholas. The only circular church known to have been built in medieval Scotland. HY 335 044. Martin Briscoe.
Orpington, Kent, the demolished Orpington Pentecostal Church (Assemblies of God) on Lower Road. Alan K. Taylor (1980's).
Orrell, Greater Manchester.
Orsett, Essex, St. Giles & All Saints. Brian Thompson.
Orston, Nottinghamshire, St. Mary on Church Street. Another view. SK 7693 4118. Both David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church of 1869 on Chapel Street is labelled as Wesleyan on older maps.
SK 7685 4094. David Regan (2020). Link. The 1900 map also show a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Loughbon, at SK 7704 4103. Its site, now occupied by a house, can be seen here on a 2009 Streetview. It had ceased being labelled by the time of the 1920 map.
Orton, Cumbria, All Saints. Interior view. NY 622 084. Both Ian Lewis. Another view, Alan Blacklock. Another interior view, and three C17 bells which now hang on a frame in the church - both Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1833). Three further views - 1, 2, 3. NY 623 084. All Martin Richter (2011).
Orton, Northamptonshire, All Saints. Now redundant, the church houses a school for the training of stonemasons. SD 495 107. Chalmers Cursley. Link.
Orton Longueville, Cambridgeshire, Holy Trinity. Robin Peel. Interior view, the wall-painting of St. Christopher, a colourful window (I like the camel!), and one of several fine monuments, All Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Orton on the Hill, Leicestershire, St. Edith. Another view, interior view, the chancel, the pulpit, and the two fonts - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.

Orton Waterville, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link. Methodist Chapel. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Orwell, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. Another view. Side Chapel. All James Murray. Link.

Osbaldeston, Lancashire, St. Mary (R.C.) on Longsight Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. SD 6486 3185. All Mike Berrell (2016).
Osbournby, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul on High Street. Two interior views - 1, 2. TF 070 382. Link. Grade I listed - link. Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1874) on North Street, now Osbournby Chapel Heritage Room. Two interior views - 1, 2. TF 067 382. All Mike Berrell (2011).
Osgathorpe, Leicestershire, St. Mary. David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Osgodby, Lincolnshire, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Main Street. Named and dated here as Eastgate P.M. Chapel, of 1842-1962.  TF 0767 9262. The former Wesleyan Chapel, on Main Street (TF 0709 9271) is dated here to 1897-1970's or later. It also says that it was successor to an earlier chapel of 1840. An examination of old maps show that this was on a different site. The map of 1887 doesn't indicate which building the label is intended for, so all that can be said is that it stood somewhere north of the Crown Inn. Blessed Lady and St Joseph (R.C., 1793) is on the first floor. TF 0759 9260.
Grade II listed. All
David Regan (2021). The village also had a Free United Methodist Chapel, at the western end of the village at TF 0697 9264. It hasn't survived, but its access path can be seen here in a Streetview from 2009. This source provides dates of building "by 1854", closure by 1906, and demolition "by the 1970's".
Osmaston, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Osmaston, Derbyshire, St. Martin (1846) on Moor Lane. SK 199 440. Richard Roberts (2014). Grade II* listed.
Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. Interior view, Mike Forbester. Link. Grade II* listed. Mount Grace Priory. The chancel and sanctuary. The cross is a statue "The Madonna of the Cross", installed in 1996. All James Murray. Link. Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace, also known as The Lady Chapel, and an interior view, both Mike Forbester. Link.
Ospringe, Kent, St. Peter and St. Paul. TR 000 604. Geoff Watt.
Ossett, West Yorkshire.
Ossington, Nottinghamshire, Church of the Holy Rood. David Regan (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Oswaldkirk, North Yorkshire, St. Oswald, King and Martyr. Steve Watson. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Forbester. Another interior view, the chancel, the font, and a modern stone-carved Madonna and Child, all David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed. St. Aiden (R.C.), Bill Henderson.
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
Oswestry, Shropshire.

Otford, Kent, St. Bartholomew. TQ 528 593. Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2. Link3.
Otham, Kent, St. Nicholas. TQ 789 541. Geoff Watt. Link.
Othery, Somerset, St. Michael on North Lane. Two interiors - 1, 2. ST 383 316.  Link. Grade I listed. The former Congregational Chapel on Fore Street. The date-stone for 1836. ST 384 318. All Mike Berrell (2015).
Otley, Suffolk, Baptist Church. Iris Maeers. Link. Grade II listed, which says it was Strict Baptist of 1830, with material from an earlier building of 1800.
Otley, West Yorkshire.
Otterham, Cornwall, St. Denys. Interior and exterior photos are available here. SX 1683 9076. Link. Grade II* listed. Some items in the churchyard are listed separately, and they can be found here.
Otterhampton, Somerset, All Saints on Church Lane, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two interior views - 1, 2. ST 24633 43199. All Mike Berrell (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ottery St. Mary, Devon.
Otterburn, Northumberland, St. John the Evangelist. NY 885 931. Bill Henderson (2014).
Ottershaw, Surrey, Christ Church. Barbara Barklem. TQ 020634.
Otterton, Devon,
St. Michael. Another view. SY 0799 8517. Both Graeme Harvey. Chapel House on The Green, was built as Wesleyan, opening in 1894, and it was closed in the 1960's. SY 0800 8529. Heath Nickels (2016). Link.
Ottringham, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Wilfrid (St. Wilfred in some sources). TA 268 244. Bill Henderson. Another view, Martin Richter (2011). Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the chancel and the font, all David Regan (2016). Grade I listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1856), on Chapel Lane. The date-stone also mentions an enlargement in 1902. Closure date is uncertain, but it seems to have been active in 2010 (link). Two additional views - 1, 2. Howard advises that this wasn't the first Wesleyan Chapel in the village, as the 1851 Religious Census mentions an earlier one of 1815. This source says that the earlier building was used as a school after the later chapel was built. It's likely that this was the Sunday School which stood opposite the 1856 chapel, but it has been demolished. TA 269 244. All Howard Richter (2015). Estate Agents' notice - it was for sale in 2015, with permission for a residential conversion.

Oughtibridge, South Yorkshire, The Church of the Ascension on Church Street. SK 305 932. Link. Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1854) on Church Street. SK 306 933. Link. U.R.C. on Low Road. This was originally Zion Congregational Chapel (1833 - date-stone). Another view. SK 308 933. All Mike Berrell (2013).
Oughtrington, Cheshir
e, St. Peter. Bruce Read. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Iain Taylor (2016). Methodist Church, demolished in about 2004. Bruce Read. Another view. Kit Heald.
Oulton, Cumbria, the site of the demolished Tabor Baptist Chapel (later Primitive Methodist), as seen on a 2009 Streetview. This source dates it to 1722, re-built in 1832, and "disused by 1984". NY 2438 5077.
Oulton, Suffolk, St. Michael. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection (franked, 1907?). Link.
Oulton, West Yorkshire, St John The Evangelist. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Oundle, Northamptonshire.
Ousby, Cumbria, St. Luke. NY 6318 3432. Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II listed. A churchyard cross is listed separately as grade II. The former Methodist Chapel, now a private residence. Thanks to Janet Gimber for confirmation of the identification, and for advising that it was originally Wesleyan. This source dates it to 1872, when it replaced an earlier chapel of 1838. Closed "by 1985". NY 6261 3462. Philip Kapp.
Ousden, Suffolk, St. Peter. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. A handsome memorial has an unusually grisly panel at the bottom. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire, St. John the Evangelist. 102 ref. 502 904. David Lea.
Out Skerries, Shetland, Church of Scotland. Interior view. Both Tim Flitcroft (2017). Link.
Oughtergill, North Yorkshire, former chapel. Another view. No indication to its denomination when Alan was there. Both Alan Blacklock. This building has been a cause of confusion on more than one occasion. It is in actuality a former school at Oughtershaw, but is also known as Oughtergill School, and Oughtershaw School. (See Unknown section for a further entry).
Outhgill, CumbriaSt. Mary. Another view. The tablet above the door records the chapel's restoration in 1663 by the splendid Lady Anne Clifford. NY 7819 0144. All Steve Bulman. Another view, Alan Blacklock (2010). Interior view, altar and font, all Dennis Harper (2012). Link. Grade II listed. Wesleyan Chapel (1878), Alan Blacklock (2010).
Outlane, West Yorkshire, St. Mary Magdalene. SE 0865 1795. Link. The site of Bethel New Connexion Chapel. SE 0864 1801. Methodist Church. SE 0816 1768. Link. The site of the demolished Trinity Wesleyan Chapel on New Hey Road. The house in the photo stands on the site of the church. This source (which also has photos of the chapel) dates it to 1876-8, with demolition "after 1993". Old maps show a Sunday School immediately to the south-west (to its left in the photographers point of view) which the source already quoted says was the preceding chapel of 1822. It's very likely to be shown in the middle photo on the source website. SE 0816 1768. All
David Regan (2020).
Outwell, Norfolk, St. Clement (K), a C13 church on Church Drove. TF 513 036. Richard Roberts (2016). Another view, David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.
Outwood, West Yorkshire, St. Mary Magdalene. SE 3300 2398. Bill Henderson. Another view,
David Regan (2021). Link, a good history, dates it to 1858. Parkside Methodist Church on Leeds Road was built as Wesleyan, and originally known as St Johns Wesleyan Church (source). SE 3277 2356. David Regan (2021). Link. The Salvation Army on Bolus Lane, is the former Bourne Primitive Methodist Chapel. Its My Primitive Methodists entry dates it to 1838, re-built at some unspecified date in the 20th century, and closing in 1969. SE 3304 2365. David Regan (2021). The 6" O.S. map of 1908 marks a Chapel almost opposite Parkside Methodist Church. It's affiliations are so far unknown, and it seems to have been long out of use. It (or the building which replaced it) can be seen here (the garage) in a 2018 Streetview. SE 3282 2355.

Ovenden, West Yorkshire, St. George. SE 084 261. Michael Bourne. Link. Providence U.R.C. on Keighley Road, formerly Congregational (1836). Gerard Charmley (2014).
Over, Cambridgeshire, St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Over, Cheshire.
Over Darwen, Lancashire - see Darwen.
Over Haddon, Derbyshire, St. Anne off Main Street. Originally a chapel of ease to All Saints in Bakewell, it opened in 1880. SK 203 663. Interior view. Grade II listed. Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1861) on Wellgate Lane. The porch was added in 1963. SK 206 664. Link. All Richard Roberts (2015).
Over Hulton, Bolton, Greater Manchester - see Bolton.
Over Kellett, Lancashire, St. Cuthbert. SD 522 695. Elaine Hindson.
Over Silton, North Yorkshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Kenneth Paver. Link.
Over Wallop, Hampshire, St. Peter. SU 284 382. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Les Needham. Another view. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Over Whitacre, Warwickshire, St. Leonard. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Over Winchendon, Buckinghamshire - see Upper Winchendon on the Buckinghamshire page.
Over Worton, Oxfordshire, dedicated to Holy Trinity. SP 430 292. Steve Bulman.
Overbury, Worcestershire, St. Faith. Interior view. Both Graeme Harvey (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Overseal, Derbyshire, St. Matthew. Grade II listed. David Regan (2017).
Overstone, Northamptonshire, St. Nicholas (1807, C). Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Overstrand, Norfolk, St. Martin (O). Pevsner explains that the church was ruinous by the 18th century. It was replaced by Christ Church in 1867, but that has since been demolished. St. Martin was rebuilt and restored in the years running up to WWI. Two interior views - 1, 2, piscina, water stoop, and the font. TG 240 407. Link. Grade II* listed. Christ Church, with the ruinous St. Martin behind, can be seen here in 1896. Another photo of 1922 shows a similar view following the restoration of St. Martin. Christ Church shows on a map of 1938-50, but had been demolished by the time of the 1957 edition. A photo of it can be seen here, dated "circa 1955", so we can say that it was demolished in the mid-1950's.  Methodist Church (1898, Edwin Lutyens). TG 248 407. Link1. Link2. Grade II listed. All Steve Bulman (2012).
Overton, Hampshire, St. Mary. SU 514 499. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Overton, Lancashire, St. Helen, SD 440 586. Sunderland Point Mission Church. St. Bernard (R.C.). All Elaine Hindson.
Overton, West Yorkshire, St. Luke. David Regan (2013). Photos of its predecessor, the demolished St. Luke in Middlestown, are available here.
Oving, Buckinghamshire, All Saints, on Church Road. Another view. SP 782 213. Both David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ovingham, Northumberland, St. Mary the Virgin. NZ 0851 6371. Peter Morgan. Another view, Carole Sage (2002). Link. Grade I listed.
Ovington, Essex, St. Mary (C). Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

Owermoigne, Dorset, St. Michael. Interior view, altar and font. All Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Owlesbury, Hampshire, St. Andrew. SU 514 233. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Owlpen, Gloucestershire, Holy Cross Church. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the pulpit and the font, two examples of the good stained glass in the church - 1, 2, and of the mosaic and tile work - 1, 2. The medieval church was a simple chapel-of-ease for the adjacent Owlpen Manor. It was replaced in the late 1820's, and has had alterations and additions since then, most notably with a Byzantine-style mosaic added in the 1880's. All that remains from the original chapel is the font. ST 79984 98402. All Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Owmby-by-Spital, Lincolnshire, St. Peter & St. Paul. TF 0001 8734. Dave Hitchborne. Two additional views - 1, 2, three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel.
Its My Primitive Methodists entry dates it to 1903, the successor to one of 1882. Although it doesn't specify if they were on the same site, old maps indicate that they were. TF 0013 8752. David Regan (2020).
Owston, Leicestershire, St. Andrew. David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Owston, South Yorkshire, the C11 All Saints on Stockbridge Lane. Sir George Gilbert Scott restored the chancel in the 1870's. SE 551 111. Bill Henderson. Interior view, Richard Roberts (2019). Grade I listed.
Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire, St. Martin. Dave Hitchborne.
Owthorne (near Withernsea), East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Matthew. Withernsea Methodist Church. Both James Murray.
Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, St. Margaret. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. Previously in the Unknown section, this old family photograph in Michael Badger's Collection dates from circa 1925, and was thought to possibly be within day-trip distance of Kinoulton in Nottinghamshire. And so it proved. The identification was by Tony Preston.

Oxborough, Norfolk, St. John the Evangelist, which sits within the grounds of Oxborough Hall. It sticks in the mind because of the damage caused by the collapse of the spire in 1949, which destroyed the nave, and for the fortuitous survival of the Bedingfield Chapel, with its remarkable terracotta screen. Another view. Two interior views - 1, 2, and a monument. TF 7439 0145. Link. Grade I listed. A short distance away is Oxborough Hall, with the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Margaret and Our Lady. Two more views - 1, 2. TF 7414 0127. All Steve Bulman (2016). Link.
Oxbridge, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham - see Stockton-on-Tees.
Oxcombe, Lincolnshire, All Saints. Interior view. TF 312 771. Both Mike Berrell.
Oxenhall, Gloucestershire, St. Anne. Graeme Harvey (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SE 030 347. Link. Hawksbridge Baptist Chapel. SE 022 353. Marsh Wesleyan Chapel. SE 026 357. All Stuart Mackrell. Methodist Church on West Drive. John Balaam (2017). 
Oxenton, Gloucestershire, St. John the Baptist. Graeme Harvey (2010). Link1. Link2.
Oxford, Oxfordshire.
Oxhill, Warwickshire, dedicated to St. Lawrence. A fine doorway. SP 317 455. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, and the interior, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Oxley, Wolverhampton, West Midlands - see Wolverhampton.
Oxneybottom (near Ringwould), Kent, the remains of St. Nicholas. Two further views - 1, 2. TR 355 468. All Dave Godden.
Oxspring, South Yorkshire, St. Aidan. SE 266 022. Steve Bulman.
Oxton, Nottinghamshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All David Regan (2011). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed - link.
Oxwich, Swansea, St. Illtyd. Jim Parker.
Oxwick, Norfolk, the ruins of the medieval All Saints on Oxwick Lane. It fell out of use as recently as 1946. Another view. TF 9102 2533. Both Richard Roberts (2016). Link. Grade II listed.

Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, St. Nicholas. Another view. Both John Turbott. Link.

 

 
 

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