Churches ‘Lost’ , but not forgotten….

Last week we tweeted about an online map which showed where all bombs had fallen in London during WW2

Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census

Bomb Sight – Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census

We asked if anyone knew which churches had been hit and we have had a few interesting replies. In particular thanks to Phil Draper @PhilDraperCC who tweeted that there were “too many! St John Red Lion Square, St Agnes Kennington, both tragic losses along with many others.”

It made us think that it would be interesting to know if there are any ‘lost churches’ which have closed or been destroyed which are particularly mourned by architects, historians or local people, and which perhaps could have been saved or which we should just know about.

Of course there are the famous lost churches of Suffolk, which include All Saints in Dunwich, lost to the North Sea and the bells of which some  say they can still hear ringing over the sound of the waves.

But maybe there are other ‘Lost Churches’ close to your heart,  which have maybe been lost due to decay or demolition, destroyed by bomb damage in WW2 or which today are closed and awaiting a new future. Please let us know.

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Thanks to Phil Draper for sending us the link to his Flickr page of ‘Churches no More’

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  1. MEFrost

     /  December 11, 2012

    A suggestion for a church that should not be forgotten……
    Holy Trinity in the parish of Westmarsh with Ash in the Canterbury Diocese, located at Ware.
    Closed some decades ago but still standing.
    The war memorial outside it records A Martin who was baptised and married in this church. He was Captain of the SS Zebrina a ghost ship lost/found in WW1.
    http://www.fadedgenes.co.uk/ArchibaldMARTIN.html

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