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Former Chapel Approximately 10 Metres South of Brightley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Okehampton Hamlets, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7585 / 50°45'30"N

Longitude: -3.988 / 3°59'16"W

OS Eastings: 259874

OS Northings: 97316

OS Grid: SX598973

Mapcode National: GBR Q3.MFDZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27J2.Q4T

Plus Code: 9C2RQ256+9Q

Entry Name: Former Chapel Approximately 10 Metres South of Brightley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94337

Location: Okehampton Hamlets, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Okehampton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Okehampton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/94 Former Chapel approximately 10
- metres South of Brightley


Outbuilding, reputedly formerly a chapel. Medieval, much altered probably in C19
and C20. Local stone rubble walls considerably heightened in brick. Gable ended
corrugated iron roof.
Plan: Single cell plan with original entrance in right gable end. Probably in C19
doorways were inserted on front and rear walls but the building is likely to have
ceased being a chapel long before this; in the C20 the roof was raised.
Single storey. Central cart entrance under a pentice roof supported on wooden posts
which extends along the front wall. Original doorway, now blocked, is in right
gable end and constructed of dressed granite voussoirs in a round-headed arch with
dressed granite jambs.
Interior: no original features survive and the roof structure is probably C20.
Brightley is the site of a religious house founded in 1133 by Richard Fitz Baldwin
and occupied by a superior and twelve monks who arrived from Waverley Abbey to build
a new monastery. They abandoned Brightly in 1141 and were given a new site at Ford
in East Devon which subsequently became Ford Abbey.
Source: W G Hoskins - Devon

Listing NGR: SX5987497316

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