St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

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St Elizabeth of Portugal Church
St Elizabeth of Portugal Church, Richmond, London
51°27′27″N 0°18′12″W / 51.4576°N 0.3034°W / 51.4576; -0.3034Coordinates: 51°27′27″N 0°18′12″W / 51.4576°N 0.3034°W / 51.4576; -0.3034
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Catholic Church
Dedication Elizabeth of Portugal
Heritage designation Grade II listed[1]
Materials yellow and red brick
Diocese Diocese of Southwark

St Elizabeth of Portugal Church is a Roman Catholic church at The Vineyard in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. It is next to The Vineyard Life Church.

The church dates from the 1790s.[2] The present building in yellow and red brick, which is Grade II listed[1] and dates from 1824, was the gift of Elizabeth Doughty.[3] It was designed by Thomas Hardwick.[3] A gallery was added in 1851.[3] The chancel, presbytery and tower were rebuilt in 1903[4] according to plans [1] drawn up by the architect Frederick Walters.

The exiled Portuguese King Manoel II and his family settled in Richmond in 1911 and attended this church.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Church of St Elizabeth of Portugal, Richmond upon Thames". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "St Elizabeth's Richmond, History". Catholic Parish of St Elizabeth of Portugal. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Stephen Orr. "The Vineyard, Richmond: an Online History for residents, their families and friends". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 519. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  5. ^ "St Elizabeth of Portugal – Richmond". Catholic Churches of England & Wales. Taking Stock. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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