OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: July 21, 2017
Webpage updated: April 14, 2021

        

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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS AND SAINT TERESA OF AVILA

The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila was situated in Beaumont Road, Plymouth.

From a poistcard.

In 1871 Bishop Vaughan purchased a piece of and adjacent to Gasking Street and converted the property that stood there into a Carmelite Convent.  The Chapel was dedicated him on Wednesday May 8th 1872 and in his sermon he told how the site had been occupied by a Carmelite Convent before the Reformation.  He added that it was planned to erect a larger church for the benefit of Catholics living in that area of Plymouth.

The present Gothic-style building was erected in 1854 at Teignmouth, Devon, to the designs of Mr C Hansom.  When in 1881-82 a tunnel was opened out near Teignmouth railway station, the building was moved stone by stone to this site in Plymouth and re-erected.  It was opened on December 20th 1881.

In 1888-89 the nave was extended and in 1907 the chancel and aisles were added by Messrs Scoles & Raymond.