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!!!
They're lovely photos.
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.
Nice day pic Kev.
Been put off Day pictures with the weather and the day goes dark too quickly.
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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.
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.
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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