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HER Number:MDV119855
Name:Baptist Chapel on Woodland Road, Ashburton


Apparently built in 1798 in Heavyhead Lane (now Woodland Road). Depicted on the late 19th century historic map, it had been converted for use as a gymnasium for the Grammar School by 1912.


Grid Reference:SX 757 698
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BAPTIST CHAPEL (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1798 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • GYMNASIUM (Altered, XX to Unknown - 1912 AD (Post))

Full description

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

'Baptist Chapel' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Pilkington, F., 1989, Ashburton The Dartmoor Town, 36 (Monograph). SDV360367.

The Baptists used to meet in a building on Woodland Road, later converted into a gymnasium for the Grammar School, 1912. This change of use seems to have marked the end for the Baptists in Ashburton.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Building is shown on the modern mapping.

Bligh, A., 2017, Old Ashburton (Website). SDV360369.

The Baptist Chapel was built in Heavyhead Lane (now Woodland Road) in 1798 and is the large building opposite No 19 Woodland Road.
1911 '...The old Baptist Chapel in Woodland Road was acquired* and converted into a gymnasium...'
(Citing Ashburton Grammar School 1314-1938, W S Graf, Ashburton 1938, p23).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79142 ]
SDV360367Monograph: Pilkington, F.. 1989. Ashburton The Dartmoor Town. Ashburton The Dartmoor Town. Paperback Volume. 36.
SDV360369Website: Bligh, A.. 2017. Old Ashburton. https://www.oldashburton.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV23298Related to: 21 Woodland Road, Ashburton (Building)
MDV118724Related to: 23 Woodland Road, Ashburton (Building)
MDV7875Related to: Chapel of St. Lawrence, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23313Related to: Former Congregational Church, North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV7907Related to: Methodist Chapel on West Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV7874Related to: St. Lawrence's Chapel, Ashburton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2017 4:28PM