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HER Number:MDV35120
Name:West Putford, Providence Chapel


Bible Christian Chapel, opened 1849. Described as Methodist Chapel in 1963.


Grid Reference:SS 361 158
Map Sheet:SS31NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Putford
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST PUTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS31NE/52
  • 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, 39NW (Cartographic). SDV10221.

'Bible Christian Chapel' shown.

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

'Methodist Chapel' shown.

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

Providence Chapel, West Putford Hamlet. Opened 1849, altered 1906. School.

Department of Environment, 1989, West Putford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV16733.

Methodist chapel dated 1849; hall, and gatepiers added 1906, railings late C20.
Chapel: random rubble, roughcast on facade, slate roof, plain bargeboards.
Hall: coursed rubble, slate roof, decorative ridge tiles and bargeboards, brick stack gable, corrugated iron roofed lean-to on west gable end. L-plan: chapel lying east-west, hall in south-west corner, single storey porch in angle facing south onto road, railings returned from south-west corner of hall enclosing forecourt; site slopes away to west.
Chapel: 2 full-height round-headed 6-pane windows with marginal glazing bars, lower part of right hand window blocked by flat-roofed single storey porch with segmental-headed double doors, hall wing with 4 x 5 sash window. West gable end of chapel with round headed 16-pane windows lighting gallery, round-headed date stone between inscribed Providence Chapel 1849; single storey lean-to below with fixed light 3 x 5 pane window. North side lit with similar windows as on south face, pivoted heads.
Interior of chapel rendered, painted inscription at east end 'Glory to God in the Highest', ceiling rose. West end gallery, panelled with pilasters carried on cast iron piers, panelled dado, benches and late C19 reading desk. Hall featureless; the lean-to contains a kitchen.
Gatepiers, square, cream brick and rubble with shallow pyramid caps, railings wrought iron with spearhead tops set in random rubble wall with bitumenised humpback coping. Other details: LBS number 91973.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10221Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 39NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV15286Article in Serial: Thorne, R.. 1975. The Last Bible Christians. Their Church in Devon in 1907. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 107. A5 Paperback.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV16733List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. West Putford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2014 11:24AM