The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Stotfold on Wikipedia.

A General Baptist Chapel (1832), which older maps label as Old Baptist Chapel (General), as seen by the Streetview van in 2016. The predecessor of King's Baptist (see below), it stands on Rook Tree Lane at TL 2199 3707, and appears to have been converted to residential use.

Hope Strict Baptist Chapel. The church website advises a building date of 1859, when it was founded by a gentleman called Mr. Mehew, who had left Rehoboth (which he had also founded, and for which see below). TL 2217 3662. Les Needham (2010).

King's Baptist Church (1967). TL 219 373. Les Needham (2010). Link, with a little history here.

The Methodist Church was originally Wesleyan, built in 1869. TL 214 368. Les Needham (2010). Link.

The cemetery on Mill Lane has a Mortuary Chapel which can be seen on a Streetview of 2016. TL 2241 3705.

A Primitive Methodist Chapel (known as Brook Street Methodist after the union) once stood on Brook Street at TL 2148 3653. Its My Primitive Methodist entry provides a foundation date of 1847, with a re-build in 1869. Whether the earlier chapel was on the same Brook Street site isn't clear. Closed in 1973, it was subsequently demolished - no later than 1984. Its frontage is approximately marked by the brick wall seen here by the Streetview van in 2009.

The site of Rehoboth Calvinist (later Strict Baptist) Chapel, on Church Road as seen by the Streetview van in 2009. Zooming in reveals the date plaque, which says Rehoboth Chapel stood here 1841-1986. This source implies that it was closed two years before its demolition. TL 2191 3679.

St. Mary the Virgin on Church Road. TL 2202 3668. Les Needham (2010). Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.

Salvation Army on Church Road. TL 217 369. Les Needham (2010).






04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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