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Could you have the wrong church, Eggy? I think I recognise the doorway's stone work. It's quite unusual. I believe the photo is taken at St Peters Church on Wansbeck Terrace which continues on from the turn at the end of Brock Lane. I have had relatives buried there but I don’y know if the graves are still there. St Peters stone-built where as the chapel was brick-built.

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2 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Could you have the wrong church, Eggy?

 

I'm definitely wrong CL - I should have spotted that the church image I checked was all brickwork but I just though West Sleekburn would only have had one church. - I'll blame Foxy:). Does St peters still exist? I can only find Church lane in West Sleekburn - no church.

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2 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

I'm definitely wrong CL - I should have spotted that the church image I checked was all brickwork but I just though West Sleekburn would only have had one church. - I'll blame Foxy:). Does St peters still exist? I can only find Church lane in West Sleekburn - no church.

It has been converted into a house now.

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12 hours ago, Karen Gowing said:

It has been converted into a house now.

Thanks Karen.  Although Gooogle Street view doesn't go up to and past The Foresters Arms (and I never got past The Foresters:thumbsup:)  the Google aerial view shows what I would say used to be St Peters - based on the semi circle block paving at the front of the building and a 1921 map.   

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It's confusing! I've never visited St Peters, but it's on my list for when I'm in the area. I only recognised it from photos I'd seen when researching part of the family - and that was about 9-10 years ago. Obviously, the information I noted then is wrong, as the adress is given as Wansbeck Terrace. Even the the map I posted is wrong as it points out the Forester's Arms in the church location and the St Peters further along the road towards Stakeford.

sad to hear it's now a private house. However, it's not so much the church as its graveyard I'm interested in. I see from the aerial view what seems to be a newer graveyard to the south of the church (New, I believe, because ithe graves are laid out in straight rows to make grass cuttingby machine easier). It would most likely be the oldest part of the graveyard, possibly nearest the church, I'd want to look at because my relative died in 1881 and the church was consecrated in 1867. Does anyone know if the older graves still exist around the former church? I can see a half dozen possible gravestones in the aerial view but they could also be garden ornaments. I have to say that I find the idea of a house in a graveyard rather strange.

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I believe some graves are still in the garden of the house. The graveyard opposite is obviously still there. Me and My Mam had a walk around it!

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58 minutes ago, Karen Gowing said:

I believe some graves are still in the garden of the house. The graveyard opposite is obviously still there. Me and My Mam had a walk around it!

Not very clear from the Google aerial shot but I think a few headstones can be seen.

 

ps. sorry Karen, I've taken over your posting:innocent:. I won't post any more Google images:innocent:  

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