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The Hanging Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Langport, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0372 / 51°2'13"N

Longitude: -2.8239 / 2°49'25"W

OS Eastings: 342330

OS Northings: 126748

OS Grid: ST423267

Mapcode National: GBR MF.GSH5

Mapcode Global: FRA 46ZC.TYR

Entry Name: The Hanging Chapel

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263183

Location: Langport, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Langport

Built-Up Area: Langport

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The Hanging Chapel

Gateway spanning road with chapel over, latter now Masonic Lodge. C13 origins, mostly C15 work restored in C19. Local
lias stone roughly cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; chapel has plain clay tiled roof between coped gables with
ball finials. Gateway plain, with chamfered pointed arches to ends of through vault, with one small niche in each side
wall of throughway; one buttress on east side; coped parapet all round to encircle walkway. Chapel apparently much
restored, the east gable being rebuilt over a 3-light semi- circular arched window with possibly C18 tracery; chapel
has angled corner buttresses, and in west wall a moulded pointed arched doorway without label. Extensions on south side
of C19/C20, in stone with flat roof. C19 approach stairs in south west corner, with C20 handrail, up to 3-centre arched
doorway set in archway wall. On north side, against gateway wall in garden of east Gate (qv) a small storehouse in lias
stone, in a C12 style. Interior of chapel not accessible normally. Originally Chantry Chapel of Blessed Virgin Mary,
mentioned 1344, became Town Hall 1596-1600, Langport Grammar School 1706-c1790, then an arms store, a Sunday School,
and private uses until it was leased as a Masonic Lodge in 1891. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset No. 273). (VCH,
vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4214226699

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