The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Leominster, Herefordshire

Leominster on Wikipedia.

Baptist Church on Etnam Street. Interior view. SO 4989 5889. Both Ken Taylor.

Cemetery Chapel, in the cemetery on Hereford Road. SO 4966 5761. Ken Taylor.

The former Congregational Church on Burgess Street, now a warehouse. SO 4956 5909. Graeme Harvey.

This small church stands on Church Street, but there was no indication of a name or whether it is still in use. Can you identify it? SO 497 591. Steve Bulman (2011). John Balaam advises that this building now has a sign indicating that it is in use as the Church of England Leominster Team Ministry office and meeting rooms, and is known as Forbury Chapel. This website says it was originally dedicated to St. Thomas Becket, and dates it to 1283. Grade II listed.

Leominster Moravian Church (1759) on South Street, as seen by Streetview in 2018. SO 4962 5867. Link. Grade II listed.

The Methodist Church on Green Lane was originally Primitive Methodist, dated here to 1873, successor to an earlier chapel of 1839, which stood adjacent. It was seen by Streetview in 2009. Link.

Older maps show a Mission Room on Etnam Street at SO 4972 5890. Today it houses Leominster Museum. It's dated here to the mid-19th century. Immediately behind this Mission Room (i.e. to the south of it), the 25" O.S. map of 1904 labels another Mission Room. Aerial views show that a building with the same footprint survives, and I think it's the white building behind the tree seen here in a 2018 Streetview.

Priory Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. SO 4985 5927. Ken Taylor. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Steve Bulman (2011). Another view, nave window with ball flower ornamentation, and two views of the splendid carved capitals - 1, 2, all Christopher Skottowe (1963). Two more interior views - 1, 2, from old postcards in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.

St. Ethelbert (R.C.) on Bargates. SO 4900 5905. Graeme Harvey.

The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Burgess Street, now a shopping arcade, directly opposite the Congregational Church (see above). SO 4956 5912. Graeme Harvey.




04 March 2023

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