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Petton Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bampton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0108 / 51°0'39"N

Longitude: -3.4159 / 3°24'57"W

OS Eastings: 300762

OS Northings: 124449

OS Grid: ST007244

Mapcode National: GBR LM.JLFB

Mapcode Global: FRA 36QF.YV8

Plus Code: 9C3R2H6M+8J

Entry Name: Petton Chapel

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96700

Location: Bampton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Petton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Chapel of ease to Bampton. Re-opened 1848 after thorough rebuilding by G. Boyce of
Tiverton, builder Mr Gale of Bampton. Local stone rubble with slate roofs, the apse
roof bitumen-painted.
Plan and Development: Nothing of the medieval chapel is visible apart from the bells.
Small, aisleless, Romanesque-style chapel with an apsidal east end, west doorway and
bellcote, north-east vestry. Boyces original design was modified on the advice of
the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society who recommended more correct Romanesque
proportions and details. Internally and externally the building is virtually
unaltered since 1848.
Exterior: 4-bay nave with pilasters and round-headed windows with chamfered
architraves and lattice iron glazing bars string course below windows; similar
pilasters and 3 windows to apse. North east vestry with round-headed east window and
west doorway, small east lean-to. The west end has corner pilasters and a triple
order round-headed doorway with colonnettes and capitals. 2-leaf west door.
Romanesque style Rose west window, the lights divided by colonnettes with cushion
capitals. Gabled west end bellcote for 2 bells, bells medieval.
Interior: Plastered walls ; 4-bay arched brace nave roof on corbels ; round-headed
chancel arch on cushion corbels ; 1 arched brace truss to the chancel, the apse
decorated with pilaster ribs with zig-zag ornament. Bowl font with palmette
decoration and frieze ; timber drum pulpit reduced in height. Timber altar rail with
chamfered standards ; original benches with doors. 1840 memorial tablet behind
pulpit, reused from earlier Church and given a zig-zag Romanesque frame ; stripe of
red glass in east window.
An extremely attractive and very intact isolated chapel. The use of Romanesque is
late for the date.

Listing NGR: ST0076224449

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