[Bell Historians] Cromwell's Churches

Anne Willis zen16073 at fw7v1c3mDYhOMSOx9hYSHxAppIJgAWjdbGiy8QLcQ_zGoGEu9Qm5IroCznwWVybdXvwHVkP1-YwC3w.yahoo.invalid
Tue Mar 7 20:03:13 GMT 2006


Of the English examples, the old church at Taynton was destroyed in 1643.
The new one was built in 1647-48 by order of Parliament so strictly speaking
it's pre Commonwealth.  My source gives the date of Charles Church in
Plymouth as 1640-1658, so I assume that originally it was called something
else.  Does anybody know what?


Peter Rivet


According to www.plymouth-churches.org.uk

...in 1634 the mayor and others petitioned the king for permission to divide
the ancient parish and build a new church. Seven years later he got round to
agreeing. Perhaps out of tact, or else because of puritan scepticism about
saints, the church was not dedicated to a saint but named after the king: it
was called Charles Church.

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