The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Bideford, Devon

Bideford on Wikipedia.

Baptist Church, off Mill Street. SS 4530 2672. Graeme Harvey (2010). Link. The history page dates it to 1964. The same page also has a photo of its predecessor (1837-8), which stood on Lower Gunstone, at SS 44527 2669. An access road and adjoining residential buildings now stand on the site, seen by Streetview in 2018.

Bethel Free Church (Evangelical) stands on Torrington Street, east of the river, and was seen by Streetview in 2018. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1877.

Bideford Town Mission (Evangelical) on Lime Grove, as seen by Streetview in 2009. SS 4499 2687. Link.

Grosvenor Church meets in Bideford College on Abbotsham Road. It's a large site, so the meeting place may not be shown in this Streetview of 2018. Link.

Lavington U.R.C. on Bridgeland Street. SS 4535 2682. Graeme Harvey (2010). Link. Presumably originally Independent/Congregational, the history page (which has an interior view) dates it to 1859, the second chapel on the site.

The Methodist Church is on High Street. Its grade II listing dates it to 1912-13. SS 4517 2654. Link.

The cemetery on the east bank of the river has a Mortuary Chapel, at SS 4593 2687. It was seen by Streetview in 2018, and it appears to now be being used as an extension for the adjacent house.

North Road Chapel (Evangelical) as seen by Streetview in 2018. SS 4520 2687. Link.

The local Quaker website says that they meet at the Burton Gallery. The gallery is on Kingsley Road, and seen here on a 2009 Streetview. SS 4544 2697.

Sacred Heart (R.C.) on Northam Road as seen by Streetview in 2016. The church website dates it to 1893. SS 4508 2698.

St. Mary. SS 4539 2642. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Graeme Harvey (2010), and another old postcard view, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed. For other listed features associated with the church, see here.

The former St. Peter (1890), on Station Hill and Torrington Lane, east of the river. It was seen by Streetview in 2018. Grade II listed.






16 March 2022

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