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St. John's Church, Hunwick Lane, Sunnybrow (Sunny Brow)

This is the site of St. John's Church. It is documented that the church was built in 1885 as a parish church for Sunnybrow, Helmington Row and part of Willington and was then demolished in 1979 (1). It first appeared on the second edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1894-99 (2). Aerial photographs from 2010 (3) show that the churchyard is still here in it's original shape with gravestones and low stone wall with iron railings along the street side, but the foundations of the church and the churchyard paths have grown over. It is known that the church once contained two memorial plaques commemorating those who fell in both World Wars and it is thought that these were transferred to St. Stephen's Church, Willington (1,4).

Reference number:D49721
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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