The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The Baptist Church is on Queen Street. Old maps suggest that the current building was built on the site of an earlier chapel, which is shown on maps from the late 19th and early 20th century. TG 1103 0141. Between these two, another chapel was built a few yards further south. TG 1104 0138. Both © John Balaam (2021). Link.
Chapel of St. Thomas à Becket on Church Street and Middleton Street, now a library. TG 1087 0156. © Steve Bulman (2005). This old postcard, from Dave Westrap's collection, was posted in 1909. Grade I listed.
The Methodist Church on Town Green was originally Primitive Methodist. It was seen by Streetview in 2017. TG 1083 0177. This source dates it to 1871, and says it was preceded by an earlier P.M. Chapel of 1844 on Norwich Road. Another source has a photo of this earlier chapel, which stands at TG 1137 0167. It also advises of an intermediate short-lived chapel (1856-1871) which stood at the junction of Back Lane and Pople Street. It has evidently gone, and without a map showing it I can't say exactly where it stood, but here's a Streetview showing the junction as it was in 2017. Link.
The cemetery on Cemetery Lane has a double Mortuary Chapel, at TG 1120 0098. Streetview only supplies a tiny glimpse of it, from 2016.
Older maps show a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Damgate Street, at TG 1091 0136. A Masonic Hall today, it can be seen on a Streetview from 2016. It has a partially defaced date-stone, with the date still visible as 1879.
28 August 2021
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