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Trevett Memorial Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Nympton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9996 / 50°59'58"N

Longitude: -3.77 / 3°46'12"W

OS Eastings: 275894

OS Northings: 123740

OS Grid: SS758237

Mapcode National: GBR L4.K6RQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26ZG.R32

Entry Name: Trevett Memorial Chapel

Listing Date: 18 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97583

Location: Bishop's Nympton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Bishop's Nympton

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Nympton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Nympton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 72 SE BISHOP'S NYMPTON

6/52 Trevett Memorial Chapel
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GV II


Former Bible Christian Chapel, in use as a store at time of survey (1987). 1892,
closed 1933 when the congregation amalgamated with the ex-Wesleyans (Thorn). Red brick with a slate roof, gabled at ends. Decorated Gothic style.
Plan: Rectangular on plan, 2-bays long.
Exterior: Well preserved. The north end is the entrance elevation with a 2-leaf
plank door with elaborate hinges below a trefoil-headed fanlight. 2-light windows to
left and right with cusped lights and head tracery with a round cusped window in
the gable. Foundation stones are inscribed with names, presumably those who
contributed to the costs of the building. 2 windows on the east side are similar to
the traceried windows on the north end, west side not seen at time of survey.
Interior: Not inspected but appears to retain its original Gothic Revival roof.
The Bible Christian church was founded in Devon by William O'Bryan (1778-1868) to
evangelise rural communities which he considered to be largely "untouched by the
ministrations of conventional Christianity" (Thorne). Chapels were stylistically
varied but in purpose-built chapels fairly simple Gothic detail continued to be used
late into the C19 century and beyond.

Thorne, Roger. The Last Bible Christians, Reprinted from the Transactions of the
Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, 107, pp. 47-75.


Listing NGR: SS7589123738

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