The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside
Princes Road Synagogue (commonly referred to as the Old Hebrew Congregation). Another view. SJ 3593 8914. The synagogue website has an interior view. Its history page dates it to 1872-4, and also mentions a number of earlier synagogues in the city, and includes an illustration of the Seel Street Synagogue (1806-8), and an old photo of the present synagogue, with minarets, which were removed for safety reasons in 1960. The others were on Cumberland Street, attested to in 1753, Turton Court (circa 1780), and Upper Frederick Street (1789). If you can identify the exact site of any of these I'd love to hear from you. Both © Janet Gimber (2019). Grade I listed.
St. Michael in the Hamlet (1815) on St. Michael's Church Road, Toxteth Park. Known locally as the Cast Iron Church, as it is a sort of pre-fabricated building - cast iron frames with brick in-fill. These two photos show the cast iron construction - 1, 2. As if that wasn't unusual enough, it has two slate roofs, a second having been built over the first when it developed leaks. Side Chapel. It has some fine stained glass - 1, 2, and the East window. John is aware of a similar church in Everton. SJ 3691 8706. All © John Balaam (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
The former, and derelict, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church on Princes Road, and the adjacent former Sunday School. Dated on its grade II listing to 1865-7, where it is named as a Welsh Presbyterian Church, which it later became. This lasted until the 1980's, when it was sold to Nigerian-based Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (more on them here), who were in residence for about 10 years, since when it has been unoccupied. SJ 3600 8898. Both © Janet Gimber (2019).
04 March 2023
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