The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Bottesford, Leicestershire

Bottesford on Wikipedia.


Baptist Church on Queen Street.
The 6" O.S. map of 1904 has an unlabelled chapel on the same site, but further back from the road. It may yet survive, as some brickwork can just be seen behind the present chapel in this 2008 Streetview. David Regan (2020). Link.

The Methodist Church (1820) on Devon Lane was originally Primitive Methodist. SK 8052 3919. David Regan (2020). Link1. Link2.

St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, four of the interior - 1, 2, 3, 4, a stone-carved lion(?), and the font. The church is richly furnished with tombs and monuments, many of the Earls and Dukes of Rutland - here's a selection - 1, 2, 3. The Fair Maid of Normanton has a curious tale to tell - see here. SK 8073 3913. All David Regan (2011 and 2020). Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Grade I listed. Some churchyard monuments are listed separately - these can be seen here.

The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at SK 8053 3904 which bears a date-stone for 1845. The history page for the present Methodist Church advises that the Wesleyan Chapel was closed some time after the reunification of the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist branches in 1933. David Regan (2020).


 

 

 

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02 April 2022

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