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Chapel of St Luke

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton Hamlets, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7663 / 50°45'58"N

Longitude: -3.6843 / 3°41'3"W

OS Eastings: 281317

OS Northings: 97657

OS Grid: SX813976

Mapcode National: GBR QM.414P

Mapcode Global: FRA 3752.2GH

Entry Name: Chapel of St Luke

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306210

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95161

Location: Crediton Hamlets, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton Hamlets

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 89 NW CREDITON HAMLETS

7/60 Chapel of St Luke

II


Small chapel. 1835 according to date plaque. Snecked, rock-faced Posbury volcanic
stone with Salcombe and Beer stone dressings; slate roof. Gothic revival. Gable
ended block housing nave and chancel under same roof, west porch and southern
sacristy. West end has central gabled porch with moulded Salcombe stone arch with
hoodmould, the gable has coping on kneelers with stone cross on apex. Flanking
buttresses to main gable which is surmounted by octagonal Beer stone chimney shaft
on a rectangular base with recessed panel containing the date 1835. Under the
gable a small Beer stone niche with cinquefoil-heade arch and hoodmould used to
house bell. 3-window south front, all Beer stone square-headed windows of 3 lights
with cinquefoil heads and hoodmoulds with 4-leaf labels. Projecting coved eaves
cornice. Gabled sacristy right of centre has Decorated arched gable window, 2-
lights with hoodmould. Similar 4-light window in east end with Geometric tracery.
4 square-headed Beer stone windows to north similar to those on south.
Plain interior of mostly C19 fittings. Flat ceiling and half dome over altar with
moulded ribs and panels painted as night sky. Plain oak pews include smaller
versions at the front for children. Oak altar rail on wrought iron supports with
sroll brackets and spiral-twist centre sections. Carved oak reredos flanked by
large tapestries depicting scenes from early life of Christ. East window contains
stained glass, the Davis Memorial window of 1908 by H J Salisbury of London and St
Albans. 3 of nave windows retain C19 leaded lights of small diamond quarries and
rectangular frosted panes.
Source: Devon C19 Church Project


Listing NGR: SX8131797657

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