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Originator:Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division
Summary:Salcombe: in chapel street, on the north side and forming the corner building, is the chapel which appears to have been built about the c14/early c15. The exeter register states that salcombe chapel was licensed in 1401 and dedicated to st. John the baptist. By the mid c18 it was a roofless shell with walls almost entire, but much had fallen down by the end of the century. Between 1800 and 1803 it was rebuilt, incorporating a part of the old west wall.(hawkins). Vis=28/1/1987 (os). A circular inscribed stone from the chapel is now set into the inside wall of the porch of salcombe parish church. The inscription reads 'this chapel was built ad 1395 and rebuilt by public subscription ad 1801'. A brass plaque mounted above this stone states that it was removed from the first chapel of ease in market street, salcombe. Market street extends from sx73993916 to sx47053909 where it joins fore street and short cul-de-sac formerly called chapel end and now renamed clifton place. The chapel, of which there are no evident remains, probably stood at the north side of this junction at sx74053910. It probably fell into disuse when the victorian parish church was built (os).

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV36191Salcombe, Site of Medieval Chapel (Monument)