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Congregational Church and Hall, Dwarf Wall, Railings and Gate Abutting North Corner

A Grade II Listed Building in Dulverton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0388 / 51°2'19"N

Longitude: -3.5514 / 3°33'5"W

OS Eastings: 291322

OS Northings: 127752

OS Grid: SS913277

Mapcode National: GBR LF.GVGL

Mapcode Global: FRA 36GC.L83

Plus Code: 9C3R2CQX+GC

Entry Name: Congregational Church and Hall, Dwarf Wall, Railings and Gate Abutting North Corner

Listing Date: 4 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429314

Location: Dulverton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Dulverton

Built-Up Area: Dulverton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Congregational Church and hall, dwarf wall, railings and gate abutting north corner


Chapel with hall and schoolrooms adjoining. Dated 1831 and 1897. Render grooved as ashlar, slobbered rubble north front, slate hung rear elevation to chapel, exposed rubble and brick to hall, slate roofs, overhanging eaves. Plan: parallel range, chapel extended with school rooms over hall and single storey vestry set at an angle at east end. Gable fronted chapels three 3-light divided tracery windows, centre window shorter above square headed entrance, double panelled doors with fluted architrave, date stone in gabled end 1831. To right, 2-storey, 3-bays cruciform windows with segmental heads, central semi-circular-headed doorway, 6-panel door, datestone in gable end 1897. Interior of chapel, panelled wooden gallery on 3 sides, west end supported by 2 cast iron columns with cavetto moulded capitals, plain cast iron columns supporting returns, all painted to simulate marble. Late C19 fittings. Early C19 stick stair rising in south-west corner with turned newels. East end wall painted with inscription "Holiness becometh thy house O Lord". Hall adjoining with 5 small schoolrooms on first floor, all with stained pine matchboard panelled dados, hall similar with 4 wood and cast iron benches combined with desks, and 2 plain benches, all by George Hammer of London. Interesting examples of late C19 patent furniture. Random rubble boundary wall with cement coping, spearhead railings and gate. Returned on north-nest corner of chapel to Chapel Cottages (not included in this list), about 10 m in length. Sir George Williams founder of the YMCA who was born at Ashway Farmhouse (qv), worshipped here as a boy.

Listing NGR: SS9132227752

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