The Churches Of Britain and Ireland
Many individual counties have web-sites devoted to their churches - they can be found through the GENUKI site, which also has a concordance of the old and new counties.
www.geograph.co.uk aims to collect a photo from every square kilometer of the British Isles. Many of those submitted are of churches.
Findachurch lists churches by selected area, with maps, and has links to many individual church web-sites.
The growing website http://www.oldukphotos.com has many church photos, and http://www.roll-of-honour.com/ is also worth checking out, although most photos are of commemorative monuments only.
The English Heritage website contains many photos of listed buildings of all types, many being churches.
North-West. http://www.trenchphil.co.uk/projectpages/churchindex.htm is an index of churches. To see the photos, follow the "Route" links.
South-East - http://www.roughwood.net/ChurchAlbum/ChurchFrames.htm specialises in church photos from East and West Sussex, and Kent.
Buckinghamshire - most of the parish churches in Bucks are covered at http://www.countyviews.com/bucks/church.htm
Cambridgeshire - a fine site devoted to the churches of Cambridgeshire. http://www.druidic.org/camchurch/
Cumbria - The Carlisle Diocese.
Essex - a fine collection of photographs of the old parish churches of Essex. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/i.rose/chind1.htm, and John Whitworth's site here - www.essexchurches.info
Gloucestershire - http://www.john.wilkes.dial.pipex.com/churches.htm
Greater London - for the City of London, see http://www.cityoflondonchurches.com/
Hertfordshire - See Neil Bartlett's Hertford site at www.hertfordchurches.co.uk
Kent - John Vigar's Kent site at www.kentchurches.info.
Leicestershire and Rutland - see http://www.lrfhs.org.uk/
Oxfordshire - see John Ward's site, http://homepage.mac.com/john.ward/oxfordshirechurches/Menu171.html
Shropshire - See John Cutts' site at http://www.shropshirehistory.co.uk/.
Shropshire's non-conformist chapels at http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/index.html
Suffolk - http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk
Wiltshire - see http://www.oodwooc.co.uk/
Yorkshire - Colin Hinson's site, has many churches, indexed under the old (pre-1974) designations of the North, East and West Ridings. Note that these areas do not exactly match todays divisions of Yorkshire.
East Riding of Yorkshire - The Hull (West) Circuit of the Methodist Church web-site has many Methodist church photos.
Richard's Church Albums website contains many church photos, mainly from
south-west England, and
http://www.foxysislandwalks.com/Church_Photos.htm has many from Oxfordshire,
Gloucestershire and the Home Counties.
County Tyrone - see Linda Bailey's site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tyrone/photos/churches/index.html
Many churches on Jean McCarthy's website.
Republic of Ireland
County Monaghan - see Brian McConnell's site at http://photos.yahoo.com/brian.mcconnell
Argyll & Bute - Ian Phillips has a site specialising in Mull Genealogy, which has a collection of church photographs. http://www.mullgenealogy.co.uk
Dumfries & Galloway - See Sandy Pittendreigh's excellent site here.
Some history of the Church of Scotland.
Anglesey - is comprehensively covered on Phil Evans' Churches%20on%20Anglesey.htm
Llyn Peninsula (Gwynedd) - tables of dates of Nonconformist chapels, with links to photos. http://www.penllyn.com/1/Hanes/capeli.html
A table of dates for Non-conformist chapels in the Llyn peninsula.
Denominational Links to follow.
For those with an interest in church archaeology - http://www.cpat.demon.co.uk/projects/longer/churches/churches.htm
The Churches Conservation Trust.
The Ecclesiological Society, "for those who love churches".
Green Man - East Anglia explores "Green Man" carvings in the churches of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and their history and folklore. Many church photographs.
UK Graves website contains many church photos.
For those with an interest in postcard images of churches, the following site has much useful information. http://www.ramsdale.org/epcform.htm
18 September 2006
© Steve Bulman