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HER Number:MDV29609
Name:Holmacott, Hope Chapel


Hope Chapel opened in 1843 to the west of Holmacott village


Grid Reference:SS 503 288
Map Sheet:SS52NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHorwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NW/48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Hope Chapel (Bible Christian)' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a small irregular shaped building on the south side of the road to the west of Holmacott village.

Ordnance Survey, 1903-1938, 12SE (Cartographic). SDV7724.

'Hope Chapel' shown on OS 6" 1903 map. 'Hope Methodist Church' shown on OS 6" 1964 map. Other details: Also on OS 6" (1964) map.

Thorne, R., 1975, The Last Bible Christians. Their Church in Devon in 1907, 66 (Article in Serial). SDV15286.

Hope Chapel, roadside, Holmacott. Opened 1843 and school opened 1920.

Vanstone, A. C., 1986, Chapel (Worksheet). SDV83742.

Chapel, circa 19th century, now converted to private dwelling probably Methodist/Weslyan origin. The shape and architecture of the building remain. Windows clearly visible and unaltered on one side although on the other there are two extensions giving the appearance of a normal modern dwelling. Situated in its own grounds on the further most side of Holmacott in the direction of Bideford. Other details: Worksheet.

James, T. + Chandler, J., 2004, The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line, 6,15,Table 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV72921.

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. 66.
SDV72921Report - Assessment: James, T. + Chandler, J.. 2004. The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line. AC Archaeology Report. 4604/1/0. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6,15,Table 2.
SDV7724Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1903-1938. 12SE. 6" County Series.
SDV83742Worksheet: Vanstone, A. C.. 1986. Chapel. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV781 - The proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple overhead 132kV transmission line

Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2015 10:25AM