History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Columbjohn Chapel and Churchyard Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Broad Clyst, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7896 / 50°47'22"N

Longitude: -3.4774 / 3°28'38"W

OS Eastings: 295959

OS Northings: 99928

OS Grid: SX959999

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.ZNVB

Mapcode Global: FRA 37L0.C2B

Entry Name: Columbjohn Chapel and Churchyard Wall

Listing Date: 30 June 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098327

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88397

Location: Broad Clyst, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Broad Clyst

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadclyst St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in
Poltimore

Listing Text

SX 99 NE BROADCLYST COLUMBJOHN

5/84 Columbjohn Chapel and
- Churchyard Wall
30.6.61
- II

Private chapel. Circa 1844. Ashlar volcanic trap with roof of red clay fish scale
plain tiles; tiny single-celled structure in the Romanesque Revival style with west
bellcote.
West end: bellcote with pyramidal tiled roof, with small buttresses to west, north
and south, rests on a large central buttress with one off-set. Bell survives.
South side: south door set at extreme west end round-headed, 2 orders of zig-zag and
1 plain, with nook shafts and cushion capitals. A single lancet to the east, round-
headed with zig-zag moulding.
East end: wide single-light, round-headed window, with zig-zag and nook shafts with
cushion capitals. Stone apex cross.
North side: 2 blind bays, framed by pilaster buttresses, the upper horizontal
chamfered. Wall plinth around whole.
Interior: sides enlivened by recesses under segmentally-headed arches (3 to north,
2 to south), with bead moulding; pilaster between. Round-headed sedilia; east
window with hook shafts, cushion capitals and zig-zag. Diagonally boarded roof.
The random rubble volcanic trap graveyard wall is included in this listing.
The old chapel was overgrown and neglected in 1831 (drawing by John Gendall), and
the present plan bears no resemblance to that of the chapel marked on the 1843 tithe
map. There is no record of the architect but perhaps it is by Cockrell.


Listing NGR: SX9595999928

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.