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HER Number:MDV2607
Name:Anvil Corner Bible Christian Chapel


Chapel opened in 1854.


Grid Reference:SS 372 042
Map Sheet:SS30SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolsworthy Hamlets
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLSWORTHY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30SE/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BIBLE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 50SE (Cartographic). SDV335796.

'Chapel' and 'Sunday Shool' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Chapel' shown.

Thorne, R., 1975, The Last Bible Christians. Their Church in Devon in 1907, 65 (Article in Serial). SDV15286.

Anvil Corner. Chapel, side of A3072 road. Opened 1854. School and stable.

Department of Environment, 1989, Holsworthy Hamlets (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV17568.

Bible Christian chapel with schoolroom attached. 1854, probably altered late C19 when schoolroom ceiled. Roughcast over rubble, slate roofs, roof over schoolroom slightly higher than that of chapel, decorative barge board to chapel. Plan: 2 bay chapel entered from east gable end, shorter two bay schoolroom entered by external stair west gable end with vestry below. East gable end unlit, semicircular headed porch carried on shaped brackets, fanlight above plank door with decorative hinges. Left return (south) fronting road, 2 semicircular headed 12-pane windows with pivoted lower sections to chapel, 2 similar but taller windows to west end of 18-panes, door cutting into central window has destroyed the lower 6 panes. West gable end external stair of squared and coursed rubble, stone steps with nosing, wrought iron handrail, plank door.
nterior of chapel: simple, original fittings, semicircular arch carried on brackets west gable end, typical of Bible Christian chapels. Baptisms were recorded here in 1857. Other details: LBS number 91948.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15286Article in Serial: Thorne, R.. 1975. The Last Bible Christians. Their Church in Devon in 1907. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 107. A5 Paperback. 65.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV17568List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Holsworthy Hamlets. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV335796Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 50SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2015 2:18PM