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HER Number:MDV48199
Name:Congregational Chapel on Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh


Chapel dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, it is an impressive development of its kind, the chapel appears rather dour compared with the Methodist Church opposite.


Grid Reference:SX 737 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/192

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))
  • MANSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Chapel building is depicted on the Tithe Map, so must be at least early-mid 19th century in date.

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

Depicted on the late 19th century historic map as 'Congl. Chapel'. Sunday School adjacent to the east.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2012, Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Appraisal, 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV357481.

Former Congregational chapel and Manse: Unlisted
An impressive development of its kind, the chapel appears rather dour compared with the Methodist Church opposite. The scale, stone construction and gothic detailing give the building great presence in the streetscene.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Now depicted as 'Hall'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93125 ]
SDV357481Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2012. Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. Digital. 38.

Associated Monuments

MDV48198Related to: Buckfastleigh Primary School (Building)
MDV108655Related to: Orchard Terrace, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108663Related to: St Benedict's Church on Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV43536Related to: The Higher Town, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 4:05PM