The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Harpenden, Hertfordshire  

Harpenden on Wikipedia.

ChristChurch (Evangelical) on Vaughan Road. TL 1352 1424. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link.

The Methodist Church on Bower’s Parade, off High Street. It's dated here to 1930, where it says it had two predecessors. TL 1344 1429. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1929. Of the predecessors, one is likely to have been the Wesleyan which stood on Leyton Road at TL 1335 1427. A supermarket stands on its site, which was seen by Streetview in 2021.

Our Lady of Lourdes (R.C., 1928) on Rothamsted Avenue. TL 1321 1434. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link. The church "About" page advises of the first services in a gym on Vaughan Road, then in a tin tabernacle, followed by the present church in 1928. Grade II listed.

A Quaker Meeting House stands on Southdown Road. It was seen by Streetview in 2018. TL 1364 1402. Link.

St. Mary on Luton Road at Kinsbourne Green was established in 1869 and substantially extended in 1968. TL 1128 1613. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link.

St. Nicholas on Church Green. Its grade II listing dates the tower to the 15th century, with the rest of the church re-built in 1862, with later additions. TL 1326 1442. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link. Grade II* listed.

The Salvation Army Church stands on Leyton Green, as seen by Streetview in 2018. TL 1336 1417. Link.

U.R.C. on Vaughan Road and Victoria Road. Older maps show it to have been Congregational. It pre-dates a map of 1898. TL 1357 1428. © Richard Roberts (2022). Link.

A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stood just a short distance east of St. Mary at Kinsbourne Green, at TL 1136 1610. I haven't been able to find a photo. The National Archives references documents pertaining to the chapel for the years 1898-1981, so it presumably closed as Methodist. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2018 (the parking area).






13 October 2023

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