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Updated:  02 July 2011 

The Anglican Church of Saint Saviour was located on Lambhay Hill, The Hoe, Plymouth.

It was built in 1870 as a chapel of ease to the Church of the Holy Trinity.  It was enlarged in 1883 by the addition of a north aisle when the parish was formed from Holy Trinity.  It is a stone building in the Early English style.  Consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a western tower.  Has over 530 sittings.  [1]

A Sunday School was held in the Church until the number of pupils had increased so much that a separate building was required.  The vicar, the Reverend J Jones, set about raising the funds and a Mr C King drew up the plans.  Messrs Palk and Partridge erected the two-storey building of local limestone with Ham Hill stone dressings attached to the Church.  There were two school-rooms, boys and girls being segregated, of course, each being 40 feet by 18 feet and each having a separate class-room of 18 feet by 12 feet.  The bell tower contained a single three-ton bell cast free of charge by Messrs Willoughby Brothers.  The building would be used on weekdays as a mission room and for public gatherings.  [2]

The Sunday school was officially opened by the vicar of the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Reverend F Barnes, on Tuesday July 20th 1886.  Miss Harris played the harmonium and the ladies and girls from the Female Orphan Asylum in Lockyer Street led the singing.  It was hoped that the outstanding debt of 550 would be defrayed by sales at a large bazaar held afterwards in the upper school-room.  [2]

Was destroyed in the Second World War.  The school-room and hall survived and in 1943 the upper room was converted into a chapel, where services were held in 1953.  [3]



[1]  ?

[2]  "New Sunday-Schools at Plymouth", Western Morning News, Plymouth, July 21st 1886.

[3]  ?

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth, UK

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