The Vineyard, Richmond
  An Online History for residents, their families and friends

 

 Present number/name

Pre-1936 number/name

Pre-1893 number/name 

St Elizabeth of Portugal RC Church

St Elizabeth of Portugal RC Church

St Elizabeth of Portugal RC Church

 TIMELINE

St Elizabeth of Portugal RC Church

 1778

A 'Catholic Relief Act' allowed Catholics to own property, inherit land and join the army. Richmond also benefited from a colony of French immigrants fleeing the French Revolution.

1804

Elizabeth Doughty took over the lease at 1 Michels Place to support an existing Roman Catholic chapel.

1824

The new church was the gift of Elizabeth Doughty of Doughty House on the Hill. It was designed by Thomas Hardwick.

St Elizabeth's original design 

 1841

Census: Robert Hodgson and John Moore, priests, and 2 servants

1851

The Rev John Tilt was responsible for adding the gallery.

 1851

Census: Catholic Chapel House, Robert Hodgson, priest and a visiting priest from Piedmont, 2 servants

 1861

 Census: John Bayshouse, priest, and 2 servants

 1865

 Whibleys: Rev. J.B. Bagshawe, Priest; Blyth Miss, board school

 1871

 Census: John Bagshawe, priest, 3 servants and a lodger/sacristan

 1874

 Wood: Bagshaw Rev. J, Catholic priest

 1881

Census: John Bagshawe, 2 servants and a visiting priest.

 1891

Census: John Bagshawe and 2 servants

 1901

 Census: John Bagshawe and 2 servants

1903

A new tower, a new chancel in the renaissance style and an enlargement to the existing presbytery were added.

Links to plans:
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St Elizabeth's and Vine Cottages

 1911

 Census: Gerald FitzGibbon, Roman Catholic Priest. and 2 servants.

1968

Grade II Listing:

1824. Chancel and adjoining presbytery by F A Walters 1903.
Yellow and red brick with a square tower with stone corner pilasters to upper stage, and cornices. Surmounted by an hexagonal dome, open lantern and spirelet. Ionic entrance porch. The first stage cornice of the tower is continuous with the parapet
of the main body of the church behind, which is lit by arcade of simple round-headed windows rising from a band course again continuous with the tower
.

1987

Gale on 15th October damaged the roof.

St Elizabeth gale damage

 12/10/2014

  Jean and Astley Wylde celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary by returning to the church where they married on 12/10/1939. T hey moved to their Townshend Road home in 1942.

 

 
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