The Churches of Britain and Ireland

South Hartlepool, Hartlepool, County Durham

The former Belle Vue Methodist Chapel on Lower Oxford Street and South Parade. Was United Methodist prior to the Union in 1932, and was still in use in 1940. Now converted to a private residence. NZ 509 315. Its former Sunday Schools stand adjacent, and the inscriber stone reads "BELLE VUE SCHOOLS A.D. 1871". Both Martin Richter (2011).

Browning Avenue Baptist Church on Browning Avenue also has a sign saying Providence Baptist Church. Another view. NZ 498 313. Both Martin Richter (2011).

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Catcote Road and Marlowe Road. Another view. NZ 494 309. Both Martin Richter (2011).

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Ashgrove Avenue. Howard Richter's analysis of old maps show that Belle Vue Congregational Church (built between the wars) stood on this site. He strongly suspects that some of the fabric of this earlier building is included in the present church. Can you confirm? Marriage registers for the old church (Congregational/U.R.C.) exist between 1924 and 1984, so the Witnesses must have moved in after the latter date. NZ 507 312. Martin Richter (2011).

Oxford Road Baptist Church also serves as the Orb Centre, "Community Resource and Drop-in Centre". NZ 50 313. Martin Richter (2011).

Owton Manor Baptist Church on Catcote Road. Colin Coates.

St. Aidan (1891) on Stockton Road, Oxford Road and Oxford Street. Two further views - 1, 2. NZ 507 314. Both Martin Richter (2011). Grade II listed - Link.

St. Columba's Centre (CoE, 2009). Its predecessor St. Columba stood on the same site - this had only been built in 1967. Another view. NZ 490 309. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2.

St. Cuthbert (R.C.) on Stratford Road. It seems to date from ca. 1970, and replaced an earlier building behind the adjacent presbytery.NZ 506 312. Martin Richter (2011). Link.

St. James the Apostle on Rossmere Way, Owton Manor. NZ 499 300. Martin Richter (2011).

St. Patrick (R.C.) on Owton Manor Lane. Another view. NZ 488 294. Both Martin Richter (2011).

St. Teresa (R.C.) on Stockton Road. Another view. NZ 503 296. Both Martin Richter (2011).

Stranton Grange Cemetery Chapel. Martin Richter (2011).




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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