The Churches of Britain and Ireland
All Saints, © Eirian Evans.
Christian Centre, © Eirian Evans.
The demolished Congregational Church. Previously in the Unknown section, with the following entry - "A photograph of a church, perhaps taken in Victoria's reign, possibly either in Flintshire (maybe near Mold or Buckley), or Cumberland (perhaps in the Maryport/Dovenby/Little Broughton area). © David Knowles." This was the very first "Unknown" added to this website, more than 10 years ago. It's solution is from Jay Priest, who has identified it as the first Congregational Church in Buckley, and has provided this link to an old engraving, where the church is dated to 1811. Its Coflein entry says it was re-built in 1872, and this is presumably the church seen here, in 1923. It can also be seen undergoing demolition here in 2002. The present church (St. John's U.R.C., on Hawkesbury Road) was built on the same site, and can be seen on a 2009 Streetview here. SJ 2801 6436.
Wesleyan Chapel, © Martin Briscoe. Eric Kelly advises that latterly it served as the Sunday School for Square Methodist Chapel (see next entry).
This building has the look of converted chapel about it. Can you give it a name? © Martin Briscoe. Janet Gimber advises that this appears on old maps as Wesleyan Methodist, later Methodist, and later still as "Square Methodist Chapel". Eric Kelly has advised that it is now a private residence, and that the congregation joined with Buckley Cross Methodist Church, a photo of which is available here (follow the Our Churches link, then it's the third photo on the top row).
27 October 2020
© Steve Bulman