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Birchwood Chapel and Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.923 / 50°55'22"N

Longitude: -3.082 / 3°4'55"W

OS Eastings: 324043

OS Northings: 114279

OS Grid: ST240142

Mapcode National: GBR M2.Q10W

Mapcode Global: FRA 46FN.P47

Plus Code: 9C2RWWF9+55

Entry Name: Birchwood Chapel and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 30 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429897

Location: Buckland St. Mary, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Buckland St Mary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Buckland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


4/34 Birchwood Chapel and boundary wall


- II

Chapel of ease, 1887, Random rubble local stone with ashlar dressings, chamfered plinth, quoins, coped verges
double-Roman tile roof. Plant 4-bay nave with chancel, south-west porch flanked by vestries, bell-cote over. Single
storey, 3-bay porch, lean-to roof with gabled central pointed arch opening, chamfered, flanked by pointed arch windows,
similar chamfered pointed arch inner doorway, plank door, square headed opening to vestry right, pointed arch window on
right return, 2 lancets to right, 3-light window east end, renewed stonework, 4 lancets on north front, 2 at west end,
pointed arch doorway to vestry on west front. Simple wooden bell-cote and bell. All windows with coloured glass.
Interior not accessible at time of survey, known to have whitewashed brick walls and seats 80, Surrounded by random
rubble chert walls with renewed coping, entrance in south-east corner. The expansion of Birchwood, confidently
anticipated in the late C19, has failed to materialise and the chapel now stands in the midst of fields and orchards
behind the hamlet. (Kelly Directory 1914.

Listing NGR: ST2404314279

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