Holy Trinity Chapel

20 Apr 2005
Holy Trinity Chapel, Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, EX6 6NB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/297 Holy Trinity Chapel


House and Barn now Chapel of Ease. Converted from former house and barn. House dated 1658; Chapel rebuilt circa 1880. Plastered cob on exposed rubble footings with some C19 brick; pantile roof. Long gable-ended building facing south with simple rectangular plan. Door at west end of south front behind gabled porch of open timber-framed construction on low plastered walls. 5 window front comprising 4 high timber framed windows to nave and small window to chancel. The 2 western nave windows have 3 lights and central transom, the others are 2-light. All have chamfered mullions and shoulder-headed arches and contain the original glazing- geometric patterns of small leaded panes of translucent, pale-coloured glass. The brick coping of western gable is surmounted by a small timber-framed belfry.

Inside the evidence of 2-storey C17 house shows in west wall; stone ground floor fireplace (now a cupboard) has ovolo-moulded oak lintel with bar-runout stops and is inscribed L WI with the date 1658, and first floor hooded fireplace with chamfered oak lintel and unusual lozenge stops is now high on west wall above disused floor beam (chamfered with scroll stops). The high flat ceiling may hide some C17 trusses but only 5 C19 the beams on raking struts are exposed. Chapel has entirely C19 fittings very similar to contemporary work in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cheriton Bishop (q.v.), the Mother church, including similarly carved choir stalls and ironwork by the same local craftsman. The original oil lamps remain but are converted to electricity.

Listing NGR: SX7540592410


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0746 IOE Records taken by Christopher Fransella; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Christopher Fransella. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Fransella, Christopher

Rights Holder: Fransella, Christopher


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