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Congregational Chapel and the Manse

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7913 / 50°47'28"N

Longitude: -3.6618 / 3°39'42"W

OS Eastings: 282965

OS Northings: 100401

OS Grid: SS829004

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZJ4V

Mapcode Global: FRA 3760.5U3

Entry Name: Congregational Chapel and the Manse

Listing Date: 2 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387040

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


672-1/5/115 (North side)
Congregational Chapel and the Manse


Congregational Chapel and adjoining manse. 1865 (Pevsner).
Front elevations of snecked grey limestone with Ham Hill
dressings; limestone rubble and brick to other elevations of
chapel; return of manse brick. Slate roofs; stacks to manse
with brick shafts. Baroque style. 5-bay chapel to right,set
back from the manse to the left.
Exterior: 3-bay front has Ionic pilasters to stone entablature
and pedimented gable broken by semi-circular arch to central
bay. Central ground-floor bay is divided into 3 by pilasters
with a platband and moulded cornice above, framing keyed
round-headed arches on brackets to central 2-leaf door flanked
by blind doorways having timber panels with round-headed
grooved moulding.Round-headed fixed window with spoke glazing
bars above the door with a moulded eared shouldered architrave
with a keystone. To left and right of the centre bay, 12-pane
sashes. Above the sashes round-headed gallery windows have
moulded stone architraves with keyblocks to the heads and are
glazed with round-headed sashes with spoke glazing bars. The
5-bay right return has recesses with brick brick qouins to
each bay: ground floor windows 12-pane sashes; first floor
windows round-headed with glazing bars. The left return
probably similar but largely obscured by the manse. The manse
is in a matching but The manse is in a matching but plainer
style. 2 storeys. Gabled roof, end on to the forecourt. Axial
stack and front left corner stack. Asymmetrical 2-bay front
with a moulded coping to the gable. Round-headed doorway to
the right with a keystone and moulded stone architrave with
pilasters with capitals and a 4-panel door with richly-moulded
panels and a plain 2-pane fanlight. Windows all have moulded
stone architraves with keystones and shouldered pilasters with
capitals. Windows glazed with round-headed 4-pane sashes: one
window to the ground floor, 2 to the first floor. The left
return of the manse is Flemish bond brick with moulded brick
corbels under the eaves and a cable-moulded brick stringcourse
at first floor level. 12-pane first floor sash in the centre.
The ground floor has a boarded door to the left with an
overlight; a 3-pane fixed window alongside to the right and
one first and one ground floor sash.
Interior: Not inspected but probably of interest.
The chapel replaced a 1757 meeting house in Broad Street
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner, N., & Cherry, B.,: Devon:
London: P.297).

Listing NGR: SS8294200380

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