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Latitude: 51.0158 / 51°0'56"N
Longitude: -4.2013 / 4°12'4"W
OS Eastings: 245684
OS Northings: 126347
OS Grid: SS456263
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JCHY
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.K1K
Entry Name: Bethel Free Church Including Number 12
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200947
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375947
Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Bideford
Built-Up Area: Bideford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS4526 TORRINGTON STREET, East-The-Water
842-1/7/266 (East side)
Bethel Free Church including No 12
Chapel and adjacent house, now incorporated behind a single
facade. 1877, enlarged 1888. Solid rendered front; left
side-wall of chapel is of stone rubble. Slate roofs. Large
chimney of old red-brick on right-hand end of ridge at No 12;
appears to be shared with No 14. Late C19 or early C20
red-brick chimney on top of front wall of No 12, to left.
2 storeys. Gabled chapel-front to left, 4 windows wide; No 12,
to right, 3 windows wide. Ground-storey of combined front is
horizontally channelled and finished with a raised band. Upper
storey has raised quoins at each end.
Chapel has deeply-recessed 2-panelled double-doors at each end
of ground storey, the upper panels with raised centres, the
lower ones flush.
Door to No 12 (set between the 2 right-hand ground-storey
windows) has 4 flush panels; secondary door, in place of
left-hand window, has 4 moulded panels. Windows in both
storeys have 2-paned sashes with margin-panes; those in second
storey have moulded architraves.
Gable of chapel has lightly-moulded coping, kneelers, and
tall, cross-like finial; in the centre of the gable is a large
panel with moulded frame and the inscription BETHEL in high
relief. No 12 has a heavily-moulded eaves-cornice.
Rear wall of No 12 (visible from former railway station) has
6-paned sash-windows in upper storey.
INTERIOR not inspected. Included for group value.
(Wilson's Bideford Directory: 1913-: P.63).
Listing NGR: SS4568426347
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