Buildings in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

Churches and Chapels

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Introduction

This page is devoted to showing photos of, and giving a little information about, some of the churches and chapels in Newark-on-Trent, England, but it is by no means comprehensive, and will be added to from time to time. It is an adjunct to my main Newark page.

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St. Mary Magdalene (Newark parish church)

St. Mary Magdalene (Newark parish church) This photo (74,388 bytes) was taken from the north-east on 21st February 2001. The earliest parts of this magnificent parish church date from the late Norman period. Its 242 foot spire can be seen for many miles. This is one of the largest parish churches in the country, seating 2,000 people, and is often described as cathedral-like.

 

St. Mary Magdalene (Newark parish church) from Market Square This second photo of it (69,137 bytes), taken on 25th December 2000, shows how it overlooks and dominates the Market Square. The red brick building in front of it is the Moot Hall.

 

 

Parish church east front Newark parish church from Appleton Gate. The third picture (32,744 bytes), taken on 29th October 2003, reveals the magnificent east front (which actually faces a little south of east)

 

 

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St. Augustine's Church

St. Augustine's Church Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Newton Street and Barnby Road, this Anglican chapel of ease (photo 37,928 bytes, taken 25th December 1999) opened, originally as a mission room, in 1886, and was closed in 1999. It has now been tastefully converted to residential apartments with no noticeable change to the external appearance.

 

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Christ Church

Christ Church This church on Lombard Street was built in 1836 in Early English style. In 1958 it was closed to be replaced by a new church of the same name in Boundary Road. This photo (132,800 bytes) was taken 9th December 2000.

 

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Independent Chapel, Lombard Street

Independent Chapel, Lombard Street This old chapel, founded in 1822, is now in use as an Antiques Centre, as the disfiguring sign makes all too clear. The casual visitor may easily miss this building, which is set well back from the street and half hidden behind other buildings. The former graveyard is now a car park, with a few tombstones standing against the boundary wall. This photo (55,501 bytes) was taken 30th January 1991.

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New Connexion Chapel, Barnbygate

New Connexion Chapel This chapel was built in 1848 and closed some years ago. The original design was very similar to the Wesleyan chapel opposite (two doors with small pillars at each side, with a large rectangular central window). In July 1903 hailstones up to an inch in diameter smashed just about every pane of glass at the front of this building. The ugly sign shows its present commercial use. This photo (61,507 bytes) was taken from the steps of the Methodist Chapel opposite (see below).

 

 

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Barnbygate Methodist Chapel

Barnbygate Methodist Chapel Opened in July 1846, this chapel is still in use today. The photo (93,915 bytes) was taken from the steps of the former New Connexion Chapel opposite (see above).

 

 

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London Road Congregational Chapel

London Road Congregational Chapel This chapel, which stands on the corner of London Road and Hatton Gardens, was opened for use in March 1908. This photo (19,666 bytes) was taken from across London Road on 14th September 2002.

 

 

London Road Congregational Chapel This second photo (22,260 bytes) was taken from the opposite corner of Hatton Gardens on the same day.

 

 

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Bede House Chapel

Bede House Chapel This tiny chapel, here showing the east side, is easily missed by visitors to the town because, although close to the town centre, it is tucked away from the main roads in little Bede House Lane where it is hidden behind larger, more modern buildings. It is the sole surviving building of a group of almshouses built in the 16th century. It is mentioned as having been recently built at his own expense by William Phillipot in his will dated 18th March 1558. This photo (21,779 bytes) was taken on 14th September 2002.

 

 

Bedehouse Chapel This second photo (19,359 bytes), showing the west side, was taken on the same day. The building is of local limestone, with a stone slate roof and wooden bell turret at one end. The recessed door visible in this photo is protected by a carved stone arch.

 

 

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