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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1107327



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: East Worlington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 97411

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EAST WORLINGTON SS 71 SE 8/6 Sharon Methodist Chapel at Thornham 3.10.75 Chapel Cross - II Methodist chapel and adjoining schoolroom. Built 1849, 1908 addition. Random rubble to early part, bitumen-treated to the west gable face, later part of coursed rubble blocks of irregular size, brick dressings at the corners, gabled slate roofs with crested clay ridges, brick stack to the east, cast-iron gutters and downpipes; weatherboarded timber-framed shed attached to the west, painted corrugated-iron sheeting roof. Plan: the chapel to the left is rectangular on plan with a blocked central entrance on the front. In 1908 a schoolroom was added set back on the right hand end with a front doorway to the left of the front. Set back again to the right an outshut with a leanto in the angle at the front. In the C20 a weatherboarded shed was added to the left side of the chapel. The chapel and schoolroom are in late Gothick style. Exterior: main elevation facing onto the roadside of a single-storey, 2-window chapel, single bay schoolroom set at back to right, multi-paned casements in pointed-arch openings, brick dressings, renewed concrete cills, head of each window with intersecting Gothick glazing. Door opening to centre between the 2 halves. brick dressings, plank door in wooden frame with painted graining. Outshut to right with a 3-light casement with horizontal glazing bars, 2 door openings with plank doors. Interior: was refitted in the mid C19, including pews, pulpit, dado panelling, a chimneypiece to the schoolroom and further joinery. Attached run of wrought-iron railings to frontage encloses small graveyard, simple style with hooped tops. 2 gateways with iron finials in conforming style. In an isolated though prominant roadwide position. Source: C Stell, RCHM unpublished, Non-Conformist Chapels.

Listing NGR: SS7771414901

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Stell, C, An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in South West England, (1991)

National Grid Reference: SS 77714 14901


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