The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The former Baptist Church on Mint Street is now an estate agent. A little further down the hill is this building, which may be the Sunday School, described by Pevsner as "Arts & Crafts version of latest Flanders Gothic". Both © Steve Bulman (2010).
The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. SK 9780 7181. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, © Dave Hitchborne. Another view, © Jim Parker. Interior view showing the nave, chancel screen and organ, from the nave. © Graeme Harvey. View of the nave from the clerestory; the impressive font; the Chapter House and two interior views, 1, 2, a sun-dial, and the famous Lincoln Imp, all © Steve Bulman (2009). The choir stalls, and a panoramic view of the nave, both © Alan Blacklock. A carved figure, from Christopher Skottowe's postcard collection. Link. Grade I listed.
The former Cemetery Chapels in Canwick Cemetery. © David Regan (2016). Another view, © Jim Parker (2017). Grade II listed. The adjacent Canwick New Cemetery (or St. Swithin's Cemetery also has a small chapel, © David Regan (2017).
Jew's House, originally dating from the C12. According to the plaque, this was used as a synagogue, though Pevsner thinks this attribution is "on scanty evidence". © Steve Bulman (2009).
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Birchwood Avenue. © Jim Parker (2017).
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Danes Terrace. © Steve Bulman (2009).
Newport Hall (1876) on Chapel Lane, was, according to the Lincolnshire County Council Archive, Lincoln Free Church (New Life Christian Fellowship) in the early 1980's. Now a private residence, can you supply its earlier history? SK 975 721. © Steve Bulman (2010).
Orthodox Christian Church of All Saints - see St. Matthias, below.
The former St. Benedict on St. Benedict's Square is now used as a day centre. Another view, showing a fossil chancel arch, showing that the church was once larger, and the tower must date to after the rest of the church was demolished. At the base of the chancel arch is an old column capital. © Steve Bulman (2010).
St. Katherine (originally Wesleyan Methodist, now Anglican) on High Street. Built on the site of St. Katherine's Priory Without Lincoln, the Methodist Church was opened in 1888, and closed in 1977. It served as various commercial premises, but as the present century dawned, it was disused, and in a very poor state of repair. It was refurbished as a Community and Cultural Centre, and the Lady Chapel returned to use for Anglican services. Interior view, which shows a painted design for a new stained glass window. The gallery. SK 971 695. All © Steve Bulman (2010). Link.
St. Mary-le-Wigford on St. Mary's Street is said to be Lincoln's oldest church. SK 974 709. © Steve Bulman (2009). Another view, © Alan Blacklock (2010). Interior view, © Stuart Mackrell. Another view, from the railway station, © Howard Richter (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
The former St. Michael on the Mount, on Christ's Hospital Terrace, off Steep Hill, now used for educational purposes. I couldn't find access to the site, so couldn't photograph from another angle. Genuki has one here. © Steve Bulman (2009).
St. Stephen, although no longer used for services, is still used by various church groups. © Graeme Harvey.
Salvation Army on High Street and Alfred Street presumably had a previous ownership. Can the "tower" really have been designed like that? A separate building to the rear may also have been a chapel - can you confirm? Both © Steve Bulman (2010). Link. My speculations as to the building's history have been demolished by Rob Brettle, who has advised that the building was custom-built for the S.A.
The former South Bar Congregational Mission Room (1905) on High Street, later South Bar Congregational Church, and identified by Janet Gimber. Circa SK 972 697. © Steve Bulman (2010). Another view, © Jim Parker (2017). Link, which advises that the church became redundant "after 1991" and that it is now in use as warehousing for a garage.
Unitarian Chapel on High Street and Monson Street. Jim Parker advises that Lincoln Spiritualist Church also holds services here. SK 973 704. © Steve Bulman (2010).
04 March 2023
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