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Spiceland Meeting and Caretaker's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Culmstock, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9187 / 50°55'7"N

Longitude: -3.3057 / 3°18'20"W

OS Eastings: 308315

OS Northings: 114055

OS Grid: ST083140

Mapcode National: GBR LR.QJC6

Mapcode Global: FRA 36YP.5Z4

Entry Name: Spiceland Meeting and Caretaker's House

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Last Amended: 4 May 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95893

Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Culmstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/12/2016


ST 01 SE,
9/43

CULMSTOCK,
Spiceland meeting and caretaker's house

05.04.66

II*

Friends meeting house with caretaker's accommodation. A late C17 meeting house was
completely rebuilt in 1815 according to the date plaque, and another plaque records
"Daniel Henson, builder 1815". Local stone rubble with brick dressing; stone rubble
stack with brick chimney shaft, slate roof.
PLAN: the building faces south-south-east, say south. The main part to right
(east) is the large meeting house with the left end occupied by the small meeting
house and cloakroom with gallery over. There is a stack in the left (east) end
heating the small meeting house and the small lean-to extension which forms part of
caretaker's cottage.
EXTERIOR: the 4-bay front of the main block contains the doorway, left of centre
between 3 full height round-arched windows containing sash windows with margin panes
and top radial glazing bars. (There is another similar in the east end). The
doorway has a segmental head and contains double fielded-panel doors. Above it is
the date plaque inscribed "Built in 1670, rebuilt in 1815". The roof is hipped both
ends. The lean-to extension has C20 door and C20 casements with glazing bars.
Good INTERIOR: the principal division is that between the large and small meeting
houses, and it is made up of fielded panelling including vertically sliding
shutters. All the joinery detail including the doors with wooden catches, the small
meeting house chimneypiece, the original furniture, the rostrum etc. is all of
unpainted pine; the effect of this with whitewashed walls is simple and peaceful.
Roof of C19 king-post trusses.

This Friends Meeting House is complete with all its original (1815) fittings. Stell
regards it as "an outstanding specimen of its kind".


Listing NGR: ST0831514055

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