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HER Number:MDV11237
Name:The Old Chapel, Castle Street, Axminster


Former Wesleyan chapel in Castle Street, now a crafts and antiques centre.


Grid Reference:SY 296 985
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SY29NE46
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/28
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87607
  • Pastscape: 545968

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL (XVIII - 1795 AD to 1796 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Methodist Chapel (Wes.) marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Department of Environment, 1983, Axminster, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340148.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Axminster, 13 (Report - non-specific). SDV346144.

In Castle Street is a former Methodist Chapel of 1796 in red brick, now the Axminster sale rooms.

Collings, A. G. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Market Square, Axminster, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV104438.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 545968 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV348676.

Former chapel of the 1790s. Now an auction room. Other details: SY29NE46. Record last updated: N/A.

Google, 2011, Google Streetview (Website). SDV346146.

The Old Chapel, now an antiques and crafts centre.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Axminster Saleroom. 1795-6. Datestone inscribed J.M.1796. Former Methodist Chapel. Red brick on stone rubble plinth. Steeply pitched hipped asbestos slate roof. Two tall storeys. Three bays. Sash windows with glazing bars. Large centre first floor window, round-headed and with fanlight. Plain doorway to left of centre with rectangular fanlight. At rear (east) similar round-headed first floor window but with original frame with radiating glazing bars and central opening light. Double doors to first floor on north side. Truncated chimney stack on south side. Date listed: 6th June 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104438Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Market Square, Axminster. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340148List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Axminster. Historic Houses Register. Website. 3.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #71766 ]
SDV346144Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Axminster. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13.
SDV346146Website: Google. 2011. Google Streetview. maps.google.co.uk/. Digital.
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348676National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 545968. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2011 2:23PM