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Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works
Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works
Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works

Frodingham Iron Works was established in 1864, to be joined by five other iron making companies in the Scunthorpe area by the end of the century.

In 1912 they absorbed the Appleby Ironworks to form the largest iron and steel making company in the area.

undated postcard by Arjay

Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron works, Arjay
Scunthorpe, High Street
Scunthorpe, High Street
Scunthorpe, High Street

Undated view of Scunthorpe High Street.

postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe, High Street, Bartle brothers
Scunthorpe, High Street
Scunthorpe, High Street
Scunthorpe, High Street

The view along High Street looking east is remarkably quiet.

postcard, 1916

Scunthorpe, High Street
Scunthorpe, High Street, Wesleyan Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, High Street, Wesleyan Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, High Street, Wesleyan Methodist Church

In this view along High Street the town's principal Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is on the left

postcard, 1920s

Scunthorpe, High Street, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scunthorpe, Primitive Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, Primitive Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, Primitive Methodist Church

Ther Primitive Methodist Chapel on Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe.

postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, c.1910

Scunthorpe, Primitive Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John

The former parish church of Saint John in Scunthorpe was built in 1889 at the considerable expense of the steel baron Lord St Oswald and has much fine detail.

Sadly it was built in the wrong place and became redundant. It is now part of the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Mark Acton, 2015

Scunthorpe, St John church, Lord St Oswald, Visual Arts Centre
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John

The architect of St John's church in Scunthorpe built in 1891 was Joseph Stretch Crowther.

The tall tower has coupled two-light bell openings.

April 2015

Scunthorpe, St John church, Joseph Stretch Crowther
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, St John

View of St John's from the south-east.

postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, 1917

Scunthorpe, St John church, Bartle Brothers
Scunthorpe, St John, decoration
Scunthorpe, St John, decoration
Scunthorpe, St John, decoration

The church is extravagantly decorated with battlements, pinnacles, friezes.

April 2015

Scunthorpe, St John church
Scunthorpe, St John, monogram
Scunthorpe, St John, monogram
Scunthorpe, St John, monogram

St John's church was built for Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St Oswald.

His monogram is carved in stone above the west door.

April 2015

Scunthorpe, St John church, Rowland Winn, Oswald
Scunthorpe, St John, west doorway
Scunthorpe, St John, west doorway
Scunthorpe, St John, west doorway

The west door and surrounding entrance are richly decorated.

The church is built of ironstone with limestone dressing.

April 2015

Scunthorpe, St John
Scunthorpe, Steel Works
Scunthorpe, Steel Works
Scunthorpe, Steel Works

The iron making process, the heart of the steel works.  Two blast furnaces are shown.

1930s photograph

Scunthorpe, Steel works
Scunthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church
Scunthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Church

The Wesleyan Methodist chapel and Sunday schools were built on High Street in 1900 at a cost of £7400.

postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, undated

Scunthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bartle brothers