Cemetery Chapel

6 Mar 2003
Cemetery Chapel, Old Tiverton Road, Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS80SW OLD TIVERTON ROAD 672-1/1/132 Cemetery Chapel 19/03/51


Cemetery chapel, formerly 'No Mans' chapel of ease at Thorverton, dismantled and re-erected as the cemetery chapel in 1926. C14 origins, possibly restored in the late C19, moved and rebuilt 1926 following danger of demolition. Local volcanic ashlar, some volcanic, some Bathstone dressings, slate roof. Plan: Simple 2-bay chapel with (ritual) west end and (ritual) south side doorways and a west end bellcote. Re-erected on a low stone rubble platform and re-aligned on an approximate north-south axis, the ritual east end to the north. Exterior: Small gabled chapel with a chamfered plinth; diagonal buttresses with set-offs and coped gables with kneelers, cross on east end gable. Probably late C19 3-light east window preserving moulded medieval jambs; the hoodmould with label stops, Flamboyant head tracery and mullions with moulded capitals are probably late C19, possibly copying the medieval original. The west end has an ovolo-moulded 3-centred arch doorway with a plank door with strap hinges below a probably C19 2-light traceried window with a hoodmould, label stops and mullions with capitals. Gabled coped bellcote with a round-headed chamfered opening, bell misssing. The (ritual) south side has a chamfered 3-centred arch doorway slightly to west of centre. To the east a largely late C14 Decorated 2-light window with hoodmould and label stops, the principal lights with cinquefoil heads. The (ritual) north side has a matching window. Interior: Not inspected. The chapel was re-erected by the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society. (Transactions of the Exeter Doicesan Architectural Society: 3rd series: Exeter: 126-127).

Listing NGR: SS8412800787


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1290 IOE Records taken by Keith Mackenzie; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Keith Mackenzie. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Mackenzie, Keith

Rights Holder: Mackenzie, Keith


Ashlar, Basalt, Bath Stone, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Medieval Chapel Of Ease, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Chapel, Place Of Worship, Cemetery Chapel