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UK Loxley Congregational Chapel - July 2016

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The Visit


Managed to get into here a few week before it got burnt down and I am glad I did, was a enjoyable explore for a first outing even though it was trashed inside.

 

History


Loxley Chapel was built in 1787 by the Rev Benjamin Greaves who was the curate of Bradfield, along with a few friends. The chapel closed in 1993 after the parish had dwindled to an unsustainable amount. When the construction of the chapel had been completed, consecration was to be refused because the builders declined to put in an east window for unknown reasons. It was later sold at auction for approximately £315 and thus became an independent chapel. According to a religious census of 1851, an average congregation at an afternoon service was 200 and it had started performing baptisms in 1799. The first officer onboard the Titanic, Henry Tingle Wilde was reportidly christened here

In its later life, the chapel became known as the Loxley United Reformed / Independent Church. It is a grade 2 listed building and has been on English Heritage at risk register since August 1985

 

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I'm amazed it didn't get burnt down about a year ago. Shame a church can be left like this. Did you see the state of the adjoining graveyard? :( 

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3 hours ago, hamtagger said:

I'm amazed it didn't get burnt down about a year ago. Shame a church can be left like this. Did you see the state of the adjoining graveyard? :( 


Yea walked through the graveyard to get to it, such an overgrown mess could hardly tell it was a graveyard to begin with. 

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Without doubt once a nice old place. Shame that it burnt down. I like the organ and the memorial-stone.

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