MEM21904 - Roman Catholic Church of St Stanislaus, Dulverton (Monument)

Summary

Converted from a stable, the Roman Catholic Church at Dulverton was opened in 1955, and dedicated to St Stanislaus. Many of the furnishings came from the chapel at Pixton.

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Mary Herbert of Pixton Park fostered a Roman Catholic congregation until a permanent church, dedicated to St Stanislas, was opened in Dulverton in 1955. [1] The stables at the Retreat were converted into the Catholic Church. The work was undertaken under the leadership of Father Whelan by local men. It was opened in 1955, its dedication to St Stanislaus of Cracow, the inspiration of Auberon Herbert who fought in the war with the Polish Army and after the conflict devoted himself to the resettlement of Polish servicemen. A number of the church furnishings were originally in the chapel at Pixton, including the altar. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. P.18.
  • <2> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.122-123, Photograph.

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Grid reference Centred SS 9132 2778 (17m by 18m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Dec 10 2012 11:20AM

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