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    Default Ancient Chapel of Toxteth

    Over the road from the old Dingle Station is this fine building:




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    An ancient football:

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    Did you go to a service, Kev?
    The lower shutters are only opened on a Sunday.

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    Hi Kev

    Great to see these pics. One of my friends who got an architecture degree at the University of Liverpool did a study about it.

    Also great pic of the "Ancient Footeballe" -- ah, I feel a poem coming on!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Did you go to a service, Kev?
    The lower shutters are only opened on a Sunday.
    No, it was opened especially for a group of us through English Heritage, last minute jobby that I knew nothing about. I even borrowed a camera from someone else.
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    They're lovely photos.

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    Many thanks, it was built for Richard Mather (an American congregational clergyman), who was also the school master of Jeremiah Horrocks who is buried at the chapel.
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    Nice day pic Kev.

    Been put off Day pictures with the weather and the day goes dark too quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Many thanks, it was built for Richard Mather (an American congregational clergyman), who was also the school master of Jeremiah Horrocks who is buried at the chapel.
    Hello Kev

    Whoah, cowboy! Don't put your cart before your horse, Kev. Richard Mather was not an American before he got to America. When he was in Toxteth he was still an Englishman. He was born in 1596 in Lowton, Winwick, Lancashire. He studied at Winwick grammar school, of which he was appointed a master in his fifteenth year, and left it in 1612 to become master of a newly established school at Toxteth Park, Liverpool. After a few months at Brasenose College, Oxford, he began in November 1618 to preach at Toxteth, and was ordained there, possibly only as deacon, early in 1619. It was after being suspended for nonconformity by the Anglican heirarchy in the early 1630's that he decided to leave with other nonconformists for America. After taking sail at Bristol, Mather arrived in Massachusetts on August 15, 1635. He served as pastor of Dorchester, Massachusetts, until his death in 1669.

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    Did anyone ever find the witches grave? Walk on her grave and she'll grab you.
    This was a local rumour to scare the kids away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Did anyone ever find the witches grave? Walk on her grave and she'll grab you.
    This was a local rumour to scare the kids away.
    Sounds like a bit of local hokum possibly as you say invented expressly to scare the kids away. I have heard a similar story about the Poe House in Baltimore, which is located in a poor black area of the city -- that the house is haunted.

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    Excellent photographs. The old chapel is surely a remarkable survivor. It's hard to imagine what the area must have been like when it was built.
    I've always loved that sailor's gravestone- a beautiful bit of carving. Here's another view of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    An ancient football:

    That looks bladdered.
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    Wow, this looks wonderful! I'll make sure to visit it next time I'm in Liverpool.

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