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Report - Loxley Chapel, Sheffield - February 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by AuntieKnickers, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. AuntieKnickers

    AuntieKnickers inquisitive historian
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    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, it is now in private ownership although the burial ground is still used.

    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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    Thanks for Looking
     

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  2. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones :thumb

    Been well sealed for @18 months so well done there :)
     
  3. host

    host 28DL Regular User
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    Very nice report..
     
  4. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    yeh,

    have missed this one, every indication that its been sealed up tight,

    may have to check it out ...

    best...
     
  5. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Good report that. Fantastic window shot! It's crazy how many listed buildings there are which are left to rot away.
     
  6. AuntieKnickers

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    Thanks for the comments :thumb
     
  7. Sheard

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    Great report and photos! Been on my list for a while this place.
     
  8. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Nice photos.....tried this place a couple of time but was always sealed :(

    Thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
  9. H1971

    H1971 28DL Regular User
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    Nice one :)
     
  10. TheTimeChamber

    TheTimeChamber The other one
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    Wow, looks totally fucked since I went a few years ago!
     
  11. Theonewhokills

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    Planning on going here, is there any asbestos in there?
     
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