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Video Report - Loxley Chapel, Loxley, October 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by hellonearth, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. hellonearth

    hellonearth 28DL Regular User
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    Great little explore, very quiet and calm unlike most. This place is a special one, it's well known and because of that has been trashed quite a bit. Some crackhead even smashed up the organ, which is stupid and a shame.

    Spent a good hour or two here, most of the time just chilling in the upper seating area with a great view out of the window.



    History is fairly well known but here's some included anyway:

    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

    I also heard that the people who own refuse to accept the grave sites as their responsibility and have just left them to become hidden and overgrown.
     

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