St Bartholomew


St Bartholomew’s Church was located on a comparatively small site. The north side was close to the edge of a high cliff and the south side adjacent to Blue Bell Hill, a secondary road. A small area of land adjoined the west end, with a more substantial plot to the east, an area originally intended to accommodate the chancel which was never built.

A corrugated iron building originally, the first St Bartholomew’s Church, occupied part of this land and was used by the church for many activities, including garden parties and youth groups. There is no record of burials within the site. The boundaries to the west, north and east were formed by hedges. On the south elevation a wooden paling hit and miss fence incorporated a gate giving access to the south porch main entrance to the church.