(Image: Google Street View)
I jumped onto Google Street View last night after learning of an overgrown graveyard that once belonged to the Zion Congregational Church in Sheffield. The church was demolished some time ago, but the graveyard is reportedly still extant. Unfortunately Street View couldn’t transport me along the whole of Zion Lane, but it nevertheless turned up the austere Sunday school (below, seen on Picture Sheffield), which now serves as a motor mechanic’s workshop (above).
(Image: Picture Sheffield)
Peeling white paint covers the significantly altered facade, and were it not for the carved inscription denoting “Zion Sabbath School“, this slice of Sheffield history may have gone unnoticed. As such, it’s an interesting find in the backstreets of Attercliffe, an area where overgrown streets and small industrial units stand in place of the former Victorian slums. The austere church in Zion Lane can be seen here. We’ll continue our search for its remnants.