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The Old Chancel

A Grade I Listed Building in Sidmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6804 / 50°40'49"N

Longitude: -3.2403 / 3°14'25"W

OS Eastings: 312467

OS Northings: 87484

OS Grid: SY124874

Mapcode National: GBR P8.XSNQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 4738.TPZ

Plus Code: 9C2RMQJ5+5V

Entry Name: The Old Chancel

Listing Date: 12 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 87279

Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Sidmouth

Built-Up Area: Sidmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sidmouth

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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(North East Side)
The Old Chancel
SY 1287 1/7 12.10.51.
Built by Peter Orlando Hutchinson, local antiquary and historian in 1864
and later. He was on the Committee for the restoration of the parish
church in 1860. However, appalled at the severity of the "restoration"
which left only the tower, he saved as much as possible of the original
fabric, buying and re-erecting the chancel with its C18 east window, in
the garden of his house No 4 Coburg Terrace Coburg Road. Later he added
the rest of the house for his own occupation. This is built of old stone
in a highly picturesque, if somewhat heavy Gothic style, incorporating
some original Medieval work from the church. The narrow entrance front
next to the old chancel has corner buttresses and a 3-centred arched door-
way with drip mould. Above is a corbelled rectangular stone bay with
a 2-light cusped-headed mullioned casement. The windows on the north
front are 2 or 3-light mullioned casements. The roof line is irregular
with gables and parapet, the east end has a pyramidal slate roof. On
the south front is a tablet with monogram and the date 1864.

Listing NGR: SY1246887488

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