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Chapel of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Torrington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9476 / 50°56'51"N

Longitude: -4.1541 / 4°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 248777

OS Northings: 118668

OS Grid: SS487186

Mapcode National: GBR KL.NRGD

Mapcode Global: FRA 265L.ZBK

Plus Code: 9C2QWRXW+29

Entry Name: Chapel of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91749

Location: Little Torrington, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Little Torrington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Little Torrington St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 41 NE


Chapel of St Mary Magdalene



Chapel. C13 origins probably remodelled in C15. Rendered stone rubble walls. Gable
ended slate roof.

Plan: Nave, west tower, north transept.

Exterior: Very small crenellated west tower with partly blocked four-centred belfry lights which have hoodmoulds over. On south side is four-centred circa late C19 wooden doorway. To its left just below the eaves is a small early C16 three-light roundheaded wooden mullion window. Transept projects on north side. East window is a complete late C19 or early C20 restoration.

Interior: Walls retain their old plaster with two panels of C18 painted text on the east wall of the transept and one on the south wall of the nave. The simple roof structure is probably C17 and consists of straight principals with morticed straight collars and trenched purlins. The older carved wall-plate survives in the transept. Late C19 octagonal Perpendicular style font. The chapel was founded in C13 and originally attached to a leper hospital.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 7 February 2016.

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

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