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Former Chapel at Fenacre Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Burlescombe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9525 / 50°57'8"N

Longitude: -3.3261 / 3°19'33"W

OS Eastings: 306948

OS Northings: 117839

OS Grid: ST069178

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.NC62

Mapcode Global: FRA 36XL.J08

Entry Name: Former Chapel at Fenacre Farm

Listing Date: 11 February 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488427

Location: Burlescombe, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Burlescombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Burlescombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Former Chapel at Fenacre Farm


Disused private chapel; now outbuilding. Circa C15; altered circa late C18; extended C19. Stone rubble. Corrugated-iron roof with gabled ends.
PLAN: Small single-cell chapel, aligned east-west; doorway towards west end of north side. Roof replaced circa late C18, probably when a floor was inserted and external stairs constructed to loft doorway on north side. Outshut built at east end in C19.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys [originally single storey]. North side has doorway on right with chamfered sandstone rounded arch and jambs and arched timber doorframe inside; external stone stairs to left of doorway to loft door. West end has blocked window in gable; south side, window at centre with relieving arch over; large round arch east window now enclosed within C19 outshut with double-Roman tile roof.
INTERIOR: Walls have remains of plaster. Small square niches in north and south walls. The stone frame of the large east window is missing and the cill lowered. 3-bay roof with two lapped and pegged collar-trusses, halved, crossed and pegged at apex, common-rafters, thatching battens and remains of thatch. Inserted floor replaced C20.
NOTE: Fenacre was occupied by the Lamprey family in the C12, before it was granted to Canonsleigh Abbey in 1177.
The former chapel at Fenacre is a good example of a small private chapel of ease.

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