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Presbyterian Church, Adolphus Street, Seaham (Seaham)

It is documented that the Presbyterian Church on Adolphus Street was opened in 1882 (1). This is supported by its appearance on second edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1894-99 (2). The church no longer appears after the fourth epoch maps (3) and this is due to the fact that the church was completely destroyed along with other buildings in the immediate area when a German landmine exploded on Adolphus Street in 1943 during the Second World War (1). Aerial photographs show that the site of the church has been built over by modern housing blocks (4).

It is documented that the church once contained a war memorial roll of honour dedicated to men of the church who had left the town to serve in the First World War. A communion chair also carried a memorial plaque dedicated to fallen members (5-6).

Reference number:D49553
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Seaham


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