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HER Number:MDV33176
Name:7 Southcombe Street, and Ebenezer Gospel Chapel, Chagford

Summary

Chagford's oldest surviving Nonconformist place of worship is the Ebeneezer Gospel Hall of the Bible Christians (Plymouth Brethren) in Southcombe Street. This beautiful little chapel and accompanying minister's house was built in 1844 and remained almost unchanged until the end of the 20th century, when structural problems forced renovation. Still thriving today.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 876
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/214
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BIBLE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL (XIX - 1844 AD to 1844 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Bible Christian Chapel' depicted on the late 19th century historic maps.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Chapel' depicted on the early 20th century historic map.


Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 124 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

No 7, Southcombe Street, and Ebenezer Gospel Chapel.
House, former school and assembly room, and chapel. Mid 19th century. Granite stone rubble with granite ashlar dressings, it is plastered to the front; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; slate roof. L-shaped building.
Two storeys. The stucco front is lightly incised as ashlar. Chapel is flanked by plain pilasters. A symmetrical two window front arranged around the central doorway which contains a plank door and fanlight. Sash windows. Interior not inspected.


Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 21, 79 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Chagford's oldest surviving Nonconformist place of worship is the Ebeneezer Gospel Hall of the Bible Christians (Plymouth Brethren) in Southcombe Street. This beautiful little chapel and accompanying minister's house was built in 1844 and remained almost unchanged until the end of the 20th century, when structural problems forced renovation. Still thriving today.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

CHAGFORD SOUTHCOMBE STREET Chagford No 7 and Ebenezer Gospel Chapel - GV II
House, former school and assembly room, and chapel. Mid C19. Granite stone rubble with granite ashlar dressings, it is plastered to the front; granite stack with granite ashlar chimney shaft; slate roof. Plan: L-shaped building. The chapel is built end onto the street to left of the house which is built along the street. The house was converted from the Chapel school and assembly room with a rear lateral stack. It now has a secondary rear service outshot. House is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the stucco front is lightly incised as ashlar. The chapel is flanked by plain pilasters and it has a symmetrical 2-window front arranged around the central doorway which contains a plank door and fanlight with glazing bars and margin panes. There is a stucco keystone over. The flanking windows and single central first floor window are also round-headed with patterns of glazing bars similar to the fanlight and also with keystones over. The house has a 2-window front, horned 4-pane sashes to the ground floor and horned 16-pane sashes to the first. Plank door at right end.
Interior not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350463List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Chagford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 124.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 21, 79.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87710 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33177Related to: 5 Southcombe Street, Chagford (Building)
MDV33178Related to: Orchard Cottage, Orchard Terrace, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2016 12:43PM