The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury on Wikipedia.

Churches in Bemerton, Harnham.

Baptist Church, on Brown Street. The congregation was founded in 1655. SU 1465 2983. Andrew Ross. Another view, Steve Bulman (2023). Link.

The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. From a postcard (franked 1909), in the collection of Mrs. Marion Allen. A modern view, a detail of the statues, and the cloisters. All Andrew Ross. Another view of the West Front, and a detailed view of part of the West front and the Tower. Both Roger Hopkins. And an unusual photo - the very top of the spire! Roger Hopkins. And hats off to these two  - wild horses wouldn't get me up there! Christopher Skottowe (2010), plus more steeplejacking in 1950, also Christopher Skottowe. The nave, north aisle, south side of the nave, nave vaulting, crossing vaulting, two of the choir - 1, 2, choir vaulting, the triforium and clerestorey, cloisters and chapter house, the junction of the nave and south transept and the tower, chapter house ceiling, the 1386 clock, and a scissor arch, all Christopher Skottowe (2010, 2013 and 2015). An old postcard view of the cathedral, from Paul E. Barnett's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. Project Gutenberg has "Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury", by Gleeson White, 1898 edition. It includes photographs, drawings and plans.

The remains of the Chapel of St. Margaret at Old Sarum. This is thought to have served the castle personnel. There was another chapel above for Royal visitors - the Chapel of St. Nicholas. Janet Gimber (2011).

Elim Christian Centre, Dews Road. SU 138 301. Andrew Ross. Link.

Gospel Hall on Barnard Street. Janet Gimber (2011).

Grace Church (formerly Salisbury City Church) meet at Sarum Academy, on Westwood Road. Jen Carter (2016). Link.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on St. Mark's Road. Janet Gimber (2011).

Methodist Church on St. Edmund's Church Street. Janet Gimber (2011). Link.

The former Methodist Reform Church on Milford Street is now a the Chapel Nightclub. Janet Gimber (2011).

Old Sarum Cathedral. Built soon after the Norman Conquest, it was demolished in the early 13th century, the stone being used to build the present cathedral in Salisbury. SU 1367 3274. Janet Gimber (2011). An old postcard aerial view, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.

St. Edmund of Abingdon on Bedwin Street. A monument records the fall of the tower. Note the quotation "praIse hIM o yee ChILDren". One suggestion I've found is that the capitals are the date of the collapse - MDCLIII, or 1653. Both Janet Gimber (2011).

St. Elizabeth Hall on Exeter Road is (or was?) the meeting place for The Redeemed Christian Church of God. Janet Gimber (2011).

St. Francis (R.C.) on Castle Road. Janet Gimber (2011).

St. Lawrence at Stratford-sub-Castle. SU 1303 3262. Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Grade I listed.

The former St. Luke's Chapel on Love Lane. Since it ceased to be a chapel, it has been part of the centre for the deaf, but is currently being converted to residential use. Janet Gimber (2011).

St. Mark, on Saint Mark's Avenue. Its grade II listing dates it to 1892-4, with later additions. Another view. SU 1508 3068. Both Paul E. Barnett (2023). Link.

St. Osmund (R.C.) on Exeter Road. Janet Gimber (2011).

St. Paul. SU 138 303. Andrew Ross. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

St. Thomas Becket. SU 1433 2998. Andrew Ross. Another view, detail of medieval wall-painting, and a view of the nave, all Roger Hopkins. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection, and one of the interior, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Another view, four more interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, window, wall paintings, two monuments - 1, 2, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2023). Link. Grade I listed.

Salvation Army on Salt Lane. Janet Gimber (2011).

Sarum College Chapel in The Close. Janet Gimber (2011).

U.R.C. on Fisherton Street. It's marked on older maps as Congregational, and its grade II listing dates it to 1879. SU 1418 3000. Andrew Ross. Link.

St. Andrew. SU 1234 3054. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection - note that the card calls it Bermerton. Was this ever a valid spelling for the place?. A recent view, Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Grade II* listed.

The former St. John, which closed in 2010, now serves as a community centre. SU 1207 3060. Chris Kippin (2020). Grade II* listed.

All Saints (1854) on Harnham Road. Another view. SU 1408 2890. Both
David Regan (2020). Link. Grade II listed.
The former Plymouth Brethren Meeting Room
on Middle Street (SU 134 293), and its replacement on Netherhampton Road (SU 128 291). Both Chris Kippin (2020).
The site of the Methodist Church. As this source explains, a Methodist Church was built on Saxon Road in 1952, and demolished at some point post-1987. The building called Wesley Court now stands there. Circa SU 136 290. Chris Kippin (2020).

St. George on Lower Street.
SU 1343 2926. Chris Kippin (2020). Link. Grade II* listed.





24 May 2023

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