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Chapel of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7913 / 50°47'28"N

Longitude: -3.6673 / 3°40'2"W

OS Eastings: 282576

OS Northings: 100410

OS Grid: SS825004

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZGRH

Mapcode Global: FRA 3760.32N

Entry Name: Chapel of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 19 March 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387068

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/3/120 (North side (off))
19/03/51 Chapel of St Lawrence


Chapel. Early C13 origins, said to have been left ruinous
after the 1743 fire of Crediton (old list description), used
as a cottage at one time until thoroughly restored 1920-21 by
Sir Charles Nicholson, restoration paid for by Mrs Drake of
Winswood (q.v.). Now used infrequently by Queen Elizabeth
School. Local volcanic trap and sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings; pantile roof. Early English Exterior: Largely
rebuilt. plain clasping buttresses. East end has a triple
lancet with double-chamfered lights and a hoodmould. West end
similar with a moulded string at sill level. The north side
appears to contain more original wall masonry than the south.
North door with a double-chamfered 2-centred doorway with a
hoodmould with label stops, flanked by lancet windows with
chamfered frames and hoodmoulds with label stops. Blocked
opening below western lancet. The south side is similar but
with 3 chamfered lancets with hoodmoulds and label
stops;dooray matches that on the north side.
Interior: Plastered walls; windows with deep internal splays.
Detail largely 1920s, all fittings 1920s. A segmental-headed
chamfered recess on the north wall of the chancel has medieval
masonry on the west side with a short section of original
moulded stone string. Internal splays of east and west windows
have medieval chamfers and stops.

Listing NGR: SS8257600410

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

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