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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Cornwall

by Jo Lewis, 7 January 2020

Restormel (South) Part 15: Churches of Carthew to Bugle

Carthew Bible Christian Chapel, Carthew, Cornwall

Carthew Bible Christian Chapel (otherwise known as Carbean Bible Christian Chapel) sits on the western side of the B3274 road in the middle of Carthew. The chapel was built in 1862 and is shown on several old maps, principly Ordance Survey maps. The Bible Christians merged with the Methodists in 1932 and the chapel became known as Providence Methodist Chapel between 1948-1971, until it was closed. Today it is a guest house which can be viewed online.

Stenalees Methodist Chapel, Stenalees, Cornwall

Stenalees Methodist Chapel is on the north side of Wesley Close, on the close's southern arm. It was built on the site of the former Stannary Road Wesleyan Chapel which itself replaced an even earlier chapel on Chapel Terrace (see below). The first chapel on the Wesley Close site was built about 1906, set back from the adjoining Stannary Road. It was demolished in the 1970s, when the new Wesley Close was laid down and the new chapel was built adjacent to it.

Stenalees Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stenalees, Cornwall

The former Stenalees Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands on the eastern side of Treverbyn Road, fifty metres south-east of the Stannary Road junction and a short way north of Chapel Terrace. It was built in 1840, but was replaced around 1908 by the Stannary Road chapel (above). Today it is unrecognisable as an apartment block, apart from a sign on the wall and the south gable (not shown) which retains its original round-arched window surrounds and moulded gable.

Treverbyn Parish Church of St Peter the Apostle, Treverbyn, Cornwall

Treverbyn Parish Church of St Peter the Apostle sits on the northern side of Treverbyn Road a short way to the east of Chapel Terrace. Not to be confused with the medieval Treverbyn Manor Chapel (see links), construction started in 1848 and it was consecrated in 1850. It consists of nave, chancel, and sanctuary. Vestries were built at the west end in 1928 as a memorial to local Great War dead. The building is Grade 2 listed and has a good display of stained glass.

Treverbyn Mortuary Chapel, Treverbyn, Cornwall

Treverbyn Mortuary Chapel sits at the western end of Treverbyn Cemetery, around 150 metres east of St Peter the Apostle church (see above). The churchyard and mortuary chapel were laid out and constructed by 1900 and the cemetery's little mortuary chapel is first seen on OS maps from 1906 onwards. It is still functioning, with the cemetery at Treverbyn still being in use. It also contains twelve war graves, which itself supplies much of the information here.

Bugle Bible Christian Chapel, Bugle, Cornwall

Bugle Bible Christian Chapel is on the east side of Fore Street, around seventy metres north of the New Street junction and the northernmost of two buildings here - the other being Bugle Methodist Sunday School (see links). The chapel was built in 1854 while, according to the Historic Cornwall report, the Sunday School was added in 1896 (although there is date variation). It is suggested that the chapel itself was rebuilt before becoming Bugle Methodist Chapel in 1932.

All photos on this page by Jo Lewis.



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