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Southfield Methodist Church and Chapel House

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4386 / 50°26'18"N

Longitude: -3.5715 / 3°34'17"W

OS Eastings: 288497

OS Northings: 61038

OS Grid: SX884610

Mapcode National: GBR QT.RS1K

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DW.QF1

Plus Code: 9C2RCCQH+C9

Entry Name: Southfield Methodist Church and Chapel House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207582

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383776

Location: Clifton with Maidenway, Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Roundham-with-Hyde

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1947-1/4/90 (East side)
10/01/75 Southfield Methodist Church and
Chapel House
(Formerly Listed as:
Bible Christian Chapel and Chapel


Independent chapel of 1823 and caretaker's house of c1830s.
Bible Christian chapel since 1884, alterations of 1901
MATERIALS: Local red breccia rubble, front elevation and
chapel house rendered. Slate roofs, chapel roof hipped at ends
with false gable to front.
PLAN: Rectangular plan to 2-bay chapel, entrance front to
Southfield Road, end backing on to Colley End Road.
Double-depth chapel house adjoins at NE side and projects to
the front.
EXTERIOR: 3-bay front elevation to chapel with 1901 narthex
across front. Deep eaves and verges on paired brackets.
Chapel in Gothic style has central 3-light window with
intersecting tracery flanked by taller similar windows, all
with plain stuccoed bands round the heads of the windows. Band
of incised lettering 'Bible Christian Chapel' over centre
window. Narthex has very shallow central porch with tall gable
with cross finial, arched doorway with hoodmould and plank
door. Porch flanked by trefoil-headed one-light timber windows
with hoodmoulds. Outer bays of narthex are gabled with
bargeboards and roundel windows with plain proud architraves.
Left return and rear wall of chapel has 2 tall arched windows
with Y tracery.
Chapel House is 3 storeys with a 2-window front. Deep eaves on
paired moulded brackets. Recessed C20 front door to right,
similar front door to right return. Windows glazed with C20
small-pane sashes including a tripartite sash on the ground
floor of the front elevation.
INTERIOR: Plain ceiling with round ventilation grilles.
Brattished timber frontal to preaching gallery has blind
arches with keyblocks. C19 benches with shaped ends. C19 white
marble wall monuments, the earliest dating from c1849.
HISTORY: Noted by Pevsner as the oldest Nonconformist chapel
in the area.
(Buildings of England: Cherry B and Pevsner N: Devon: London:
1952-1989: 839).

Listing NGR: SX8849761038

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