St Barnabas Mission Church in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Another very interesting snippet from a fascinating 1896 map of Grimsby . . .
St Barnabas Mission Church, as seen below in 1896, was located by King Edward Street near the Fotherby Street junction and interestingly the map even gives us the height of the building, 15 feet to the eaves and 25 feet to the ridge so a fairly modest building I would suggest.
In 1867 a James Peter Young came to Grimsby in order to take over the St Barnabas area of Grimsby, coming here after hearing tales of loose morals and lack of religiosity in Grimsby!
He worked in the community, around the area above, but it was another 7 years before the funds were available to build the church shown on the map and in 1874 the church was erected - a ‘Tin Church’
The building was replaced shortly after this map was produced, entirely rebuilt in 1900, I presume with a more formal or robust building?
I look at these maps with real fascination as they are truly a joy for those interested in Social History.
There you see the streets, which still exist today, on them a Tin Church and a Lodging House, even more intriguingly a Common Lodging House, it’s a tantalising glimpse into Victorian Grimsby.
As always, these types of articles are meant as a catalyst and to that effect I’ll be very keen to amass as much information related to St Barnabas’ Mission Church in Grimsby or for that matter as a side issue, anything on or about the ‘Common Lodging House’