Lost Places of Worship

Lost and disused chapels and churches in the Rowlands Gill and High Spen areas.

PM = Primitive Methodist   WM = Wesleyan Methodist
C of E = Church of England   RC = Roman Catholic

The dates given immediately after the church name are the dates when the building served as a church.

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Friarside Chapel Cowen Terrace Methodist
Friarside Chapel – closed 1538
Dissolution of the monasteries
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Cowen Terrace PM – 1883-1955
Now Scout and Guide Centre
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St Barnabas St Barnabas
St Barnabas C of E – 1904-1955
Demolished to make way for new church.
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Strathmore Road Strathmore Road
Strathmore Road WM – 1899-1902
Then served as a Sunday School until demolished in 1956.
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Gospel Hall Gospel Hall
Gospel Hall – 1937-Early 70s
Now commercial premises.
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Gospel Hall Highfield Methodist
Gospel Hall – 1937-Early 70s Highfield PM – 1905-1971
Now domestic premises.
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St Joseph's RC St Joseph's RC
St Joseph’s RC – 1914-2012
Demolished – Congregation using St Barnabas Church
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Victoria Garesfield Methodist Victoria Garesfield Methodist Church Interior
Victoria Garesfield PM 1885-1963
Demolished.
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High Spen East Street Methodist High Spen East Street Methodist
High Spen PM 1885-2003
Now empty.
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High Spen Front Street Methodist High Spen Front Street Methodist
High Spen WM – 1901-1947
Then served as Church Hall and finally as a Laundry. Demolished ~2010
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High Spen early PM
High Spen PM 1867-1885
Then served as School, Assembly Rooms and Council Depot. Demolished ~1960
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