The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Placename Index, V

Val de la Mare, Jersey, Bethesda Methodist Church. Alan Perchard.
Vale of Lune, Cumbria, St. Gregory, about a mile west of Sedbergh. Its grade II listing dates it to 1850, with an extension in 1907. It's now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. SD 6343 9219. Pamela Weston. Another view, Peter Amsden. Interior view and one of several superb windows. Both Steve Bulman.
Varteg, Torfaen, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now in use as Varteg Community Centre. Janet Gimber (2014).
Vatersay (island), Western Isles, Our Lady of the Waves and St. John (R.C., 1913) at NL 646 961. Two interior views - 1, 2. All Tim Flitcroft (2013). Link.
Vaynor, Merthyr Tydfil, St. Gwynno. Compare with photos on this link - whatever happened to the spire?
Gerard Charmley.

Venn Ottery, Devon, St. Gregory the Great. SY 0787 9117. Chris Kippin (2022). Interior view, Heath Nickels (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Venterdon, Cornwall, the Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1869, successor to one of 1816, now demolished. SX 3571 7494. Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Ventnor, IOW., Holy Trinity. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Vernham Dean, Hampshire, St. Mary. Interior view. SU 349 569. Link. Grade II listed. Gospel Hall. SU 340 565. Link. All Chris Kippin (2018).
Vernolds Common, Shropshire, the former Wesleyan Methodist chapel, now in residential use. The plaque on the wall helpfully provides dates of 1858-1997. Another view. SO 4736 7977. Both Chris Kippin (2020). Link.
Verwood, Dorset.
Veryan, Cornwall,
St. Symphorian on Green Lane. SW 916 395. Derek Jordan. Another view. A holy well stands in the churchyard (grade II listing). Both Paul E. Barnett (2016). Link. Grade I listed. The former Trewartha Chapel stands nearby at SW 925 396. It is now in residential and commercial use. Jo Lewis.
Veryan Green, Cornwall, the ruins of the former Ebenezer Bible Christian Chapel. There is a record of it having been offered for sale in the 1950's. SW 921 404. Jo Lewis.

Vicarstown, Co. Laois, Church of the Assumption (1841). Another view. Both Martin Thompson.
Victoria Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Vidlin, Mainland, Shetland, Methodist Church, and an interior view, both Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.
Virginia Water, Surrey, Christ Church. Margaret Woodley.
Virginstow, Devon, St. Bridget, and the interior. SX 3770 9269. Both Chris Kippin (2023). Link. Grade II listed, which says there was a "complete rebuilding of 1851".

Vobster, Somerset, the former St. Edmund (1846). Two further views - 1, 2. ST 7046 4927. All Chris Kippin (2021). A 2014 Estate Agents notice has more photos, including the interior. A 2006 photo on Geograph says that at that time it "seems to be disused". Grade II listed. There is a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Upper Vobster at ST 7049 4952. It can be seen on a Streetview from 2009.
Voe (near Tagon), Mainland, Shetland, the ruins of Olnafirth Kirk (1714). Voe Kirk (CoS). Another view. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Vowchurch, Herefordshire, St. Bartholomew. Another view, and the interior. SO 3619 3647. All James Murray. Another view, and the porch, both Karel Kuča (2007). Link. Grade I listed. A cross base in the churchyard is listed as grade II. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel. It pre-dates the O.S. map of 1887. It appears to have closed many years ago, and been converted to use as a garage, or similar. A somewhat distant 2011 Streetview suggests that nothing much has changed since Paul took his photo. Another view. SO 3625 3650. Both Paul Wood (2001). Link.





05 December 2023

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