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HER Number:MDV29517
Name:St Lukes Chapel, Posbury


Nineteenth century chapel.


Grid Reference:SX 813 976
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 4878
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/54
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95161

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHURCH (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV48223.

Ordnance Survey, 1973, 6" (Cartographic). SDV39411.

St. Luke's Church shown on OS 6" 1973 map, also on OS 6" 1906, as St Luke's Chapel.

Department of Environment, 1985, Crediton Hamlets, 35 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV38635.

Chapel of St Luke is small, with a date plaque of 1835. Snecked, rock-faced Posbury volcanic stone with Salcombe and Beer stone dressings; slate roof. Gothic revival. Gable ended block housing nave and chancel under same roof, west porch and southern sacristy. West end has central gabled porch with moulded salcombe stone arch with hoodmould, the gable has coping on kneelers with stone cross on apex. Plain interior of mostly 19C fittings. Plain oak pews, oak altar rail on wrought iron supports, carved reredos flanked by large tapestries depicting scenes from early life of Christ. East window contains stained glass, the Davis memorial window of 1908 by H. J. Salisbury of London and St Albans.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86483 ]
SDV38635List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Crediton Hamlets. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 35.
SDV39411Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 6". 6".
SDV48223Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 6".

Associated Monuments

MDV71782Related to: Priestcott (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2018 10:55AM