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The Old Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1979 / 51°11'52"N

Longitude: -2.5873 / 2°35'14"W

OS Eastings: 359061

OS Northings: 144462

OS Grid: ST590444

Mapcode National: GBR MR.4SCR

Mapcode Global: VH8B0.35K0

Plus Code: 9C3V5CX7+53

Entry Name: The Old Chapel

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Last Amended: 17 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267505

Location: Croscombe, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Croscombe

Built-Up Area: Croscombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


14/32 The Old Chapel
(previously listed as Croscombe



(Marked on OS map as Baptist Church). Manor house, later a Baptist chapel, now house. Late C14 for Paulton faaily,
addition to west of C18, restored c1980. Coursed rubble, some colourwash, pantile roof, square brick stack to west set
over a coped verge, octagonal brick stack to east; addition to west end with lean-to pantile roof. Open hall house of
cross-passage plan with twin service rooms to west end with a solar set over. South elevation with a tall pointed-arch
stone-mullioned and transomed window with Perpendicular tracery, diamond-paned leaded lights; further narrow
single-light window with a cusped head to first floor; late inserted 3-light casement again with leaded lights. Two
large mullioned and transomed windows to north elevation in conforming style; each window with a label. Cross-passage
with a pointed arched opening in a moulded stone surround to each end, ribbed and studded plank doors; futher door
opening to south, half glazed door. Salient feature of the interior the hall roof comprising 5 arch braced trusses with
windbracing; corbelled stone shelf to south wall with the arms of the Paulton family; an identical stone shelf formerly
existed on the north wall, of which some traces remain; two 4-centred arch door openings to service rooms, now a single
room. The eastern gable wall has the exposed remains of 2 fireplaces of a further wing, now demolished. Early C19 lamp
on iron bracket to south-west corner; adjacent a short section of wrought-iron railings and a gate. (VAG report,
unpublished SRO, 31 August, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST5906144462

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