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HER Number:MDV16283
Name:Point In View, Summer Lane, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth


A small non-conformist chapel surrounded by almshouses. Built in 1811 by the Misses Parminter of A La Ronde.


Grid Reference:SY 007 835
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWITHYCOMBE RALEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/80
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SY08SW20
  • Pastscape: 124359

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NONCONFORMIST CHAPEL (XIX - 1811 AD to 1811 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 15/06/1978, Exmouth, 39 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV131898.

The Point In View. Built 1811 by the owners of A La Ronde. A small non-conformist chapel surrounded by 4 almshouses. The Misses Parminter, who built both places, are buried under the organ here. The nearby Manse of similar architectural style is also listed grade I.

National Monuments Record, 18/07/12, 124359 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV349728.

A non-conformist Chapel constructed in 1811. It is surrounded by one storey almshouses. One room, now the vestry, was established as a school for six 'poor female children'. Square building woth low rendered walls and a roof pierced at the centre by a steep pyramidal roof. The chapel was enlarged in 1829 by the incorporation of a room to the west which formerly accommodated the minister. The lead roof has been replaced by felt.

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

The Point in View marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Unknown, 1939, Proceedings of the Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting Held at Honiton, 15-16 (Article in Serial). SDV124359.

The chapel took its name from an inscription in the porch.

Stell, C., 1991, Untitled Source, 83 (Monument No. 84) (Monograph). SDV346926.

Congregational chapel and almshouses described as a principal monument, and 'most worthy of preservation'.

Cotswold Archaeology, 2011, Land at Courtlands Cross, Exmouth, Devon: Assessment of Potential Impacts upon the setting of Designated Heritage Assets and Heritage Impact Assessment, 16-17; figure 2, 13; Appendix A, 12 (Report - non-specific). SDV351225.

Views from Point in View towards the development site are screened by a house and intervening parkland vegetation, and it's setting and significance will not be affected. See report for full details.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

The Point in View, Summer Lane. Built by the Misses Parminter as a small non-conformist chapel surrounded by single storey almshouses for 4 spinsters. One room, now the Vestry, was enclaved as a school for 6 'poor female children'. The low square building is rendered white. There is a centre flat roofed entrance porch and all the windows are pointed with diagonal glazing bars. A 4 sided lead spire rises above the chapel or 'Point Room'. Miss Jane Parminter is buried here. In 1878, the Minister, the Rev J F Guenett, designed a pipe organ with pipes laid horizontally (instead of the usual vertical construction) beneath the rostrum. The organ has a folding console which is also a reading desk, thus making the maximum use of space in the tiny chapel. Date listed: 6th December 1949.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SY08SW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV124359Article in Serial: Unknown. 1939. Proceedings of the Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting Held at Honiton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 15-16.
SDV131898List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 15/06/1978. Exmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 39.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346926Monograph: Stell, C.. 1991. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in South-West Engl. Hardback Volume. 83 (Monument No. 84).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349728National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 18/07/12. 124359. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV349729Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SY08SW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV351225Report - non-specific: Cotswold Archaeology. 2011. Land at Courtlands Cross, Exmouth, Devon: Assessment of Potential Impacts upon the setting of Designated Heritage Assets and Heritage Impact Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 11103 + 09170. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16-17; figure 2, 13; Appendix A, 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV32460Related to: A la Ronde Pleasure Grounds, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth (Park/Garden)
MDV16282Related to: A La Ronde, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth (Building)
MDV23579Related to: The Manse, Summer Lane, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 21 2013 2:31PM