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Report - Loxley Chapel, Sheffield - July 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Abandoned-Sheffield, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Abandoned-Sheffield

    Abandoned-Sheffield 28DL Member
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    Aug 27, 2016
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    Myself and three others decided to have a trip out to try and find the Loxley Congregational Chapel, Sheffield. This was only a 30 minute drive away so very convenient for a first explore. Having looked at past posts about the chapel, it seems like the condition is deteriorating with every visit, and nevertheless that was the case today. Unfortunately the Chapel is in such a bad condition; the organ and seating has been vandalized even further since the last recorded visit on this forum.

    You can view all of the photos I took here, please do let me know what you think: https://flic.kr/s/aHskCthVD5

    Loxey Chapel:

    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.

    Some of the best photos:

    27605265123_87919c2491_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    27940237060_77122e1664_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    28117044882_838a1d5799_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    28143091241_3e8c3723cc_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    28187074416_27dd7d22d6_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    27604933684_b765fc5f3f_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr

    28220917495_b4920cf4c9_b.jpg Loxley Congregational Chapel by ashleygregory21, on Flickr


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  2. HippieGirl

    HippieGirl 28DL Full Member
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    Nice photos, we had a visit to this chapel in July too. Shame about current news of someone torching it. terrible shame!
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