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Walworth, St. Alban

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The Roman Catholic Church of Walworth St. Alban was built ca. 1904 as a Chapel of EaseA daughter church within an ecclesiastical Parish, or a chapel in an outlying area of the parish that is more convenient for parishioners to attend to Walworth English Martyrs and was demolished ca. 1986 as part of the creation of Burgess Park.

Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:
This mission is served from the Church of the English Martyrs. The church, in the Romanesque style, was opened 1905; accommodation for about 200. The altar and baldachino are of wood, painted white and gilded. A double row of columns separate the nave and aisles. The most noteworthy feature of the interior is a curious statue of the patron saint. The estimated number of the congregation is about 800.

There was no graveyard at St. Alban's Church. We know of only three Roman Catholic cemeteries in the London area, St. Mary's in Kensal Green, St. Patrick's in Leytonstone, and St. Mary Magdalene in Mortlake.

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The Roman Catholic church of St. Alban was located in the Anglican ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Camberwell, St Philip & St Mark.

Walworth is in the London Borough of Southwark.

Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.

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Taking Stock
the chapel is mentioned towards the bottom of the page

National Library of Scotland 25inch OS Map 1920s


British History Online

Surrey History Centre notes on Roman Catholic Records


Catholic Family History Society

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark

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St Alban's seems to have been about halfway between the Burgess Park Barbecue Area and the football pitches.

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