Remarkably, a handful of these prefabricated ecclesiastical structures still survive today and are usually afforded listed status, such is their undoubted rarity.
|Impression of Maidencombe's Tin Church in Sladnor as viewed from the south.|
It is documented that a Parson Bird made the journey from Torquay every Sunday to hold the afternoon service which usually commenced about 2pm. At that time, before the advent of the motor car, he would have been either on horseback or in a pony and trap.
The religious denomination is not known for certain but amid the mid nineteenth century Noncomformist boom and demand for more churches, the probability is that the Maidencombe example supported that trend.
In the impression (above) Sladnor Park Road would have been to the left of picture behind the screen of trees which, as today, were present a century ago.