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Chapel of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5825 / 50°34'57"N

Longitude: -3.5519 / 3°33'6"W

OS Eastings: 290224

OS Northings: 77017

OS Grid: SX902770

Mapcode National: GBR P1.0682

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GJ.D2M

Entry Name: Chapel of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85722

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ideford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX 97 NW

8/59 Chapel of St John the Evangelist


Chapel of ease to Bishopsteignton parish church. Plans by an amateur architect,
William Tozer of Teignmouth, drawnup in 1852. Grey limestone rubble with Bathstone
dressings ; steep red tiled roof with sprocketted eaves.
Plan: A small chapel sited in farm land just outside the village of Luton. Nave with
west end bellcote, chancel, south porch, small lean-to north-east vestry. Some
Decorated, some Perpendicular details.
Exterior: Chancel with platband below the east window, returning on both north and
south sides. 3-light Decorated east window with carved label stops ; cusped
triangular window on south side ; small lean-to north east vestry with a stone stack
with truncated shaft. Buttressed nave with angle buttresses at the west and 3-light
square-headed cusped windows, two to the north side, one to the south side. Gabled
west end bellcote with 2 small slit windows with a heavy hoodmould, 2-light Decorated
west window central west end buttress. Pretty gabled south porch, the side walls
with open, trefoil-headed timber arcading on low stone walls.
Interior: Modest. Plastered walls, brick rere arches to windows and door ; double-
chamfered chancel arch ; collar rafter nave roof with straight struts below the
collar ; boarded canted wagon to chancel with roll-moulded ribs and a pretty painted
scheme of stencilling and roundels dating from 1884, commemorating Revd. W.P. Ogle :
co-eval diaper designs on the walls have been removed. The chancel has a simple tile
pattern on the floor, a probably early C20 timber nowy-headed reredos and a plain
1852 communion rail. The sill of the south window is brought down as a recessed seat
with a chamfered arch ; vestry door with cranked lintel on north side ; heavy string
course rises as a hoodmould to the vestry door and south side seat. Plain nave with
openwork timber drum pulpit ; font with deep octagonal bowl and clustered marble
shafts to the stem on a moulded plinth. Benches, some designated "Free" with Y-
shaped ends.
Memorials and Glass Brass plaque in chancel commemorating Revd. W.P. Ogle, died 1884.
East window, circa 1880s, probably by Drake of Exeter ; quarry and border west window
"removed from the mother church" (inscription), in 1886.

Devon Nineteenth Century Churches Project.

Listing NGR: SX9022477017

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