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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: 1174728



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Croscombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Jun-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Oct-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267505

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14/32 The Old Chapel (previously listed as Croscombe Chapel)



(Marked on OS map as Baptist Church). Manor house, later a Baptist chapel, now house. Late C14 for Paulton faaily, addition to west of C18, restored c1980. Coursed rubble, some colourwash, pantile roof, square brick stack to west set over a coped verge, octagonal brick stack to east; addition to west end with lean-to pantile roof. Open hall house of cross-passage plan with twin service rooms to west end with a solar set over. South elevation with a tall pointed-arch stone-mullioned and transomed window with Perpendicular tracery, diamond-paned leaded lights; further narrow single-light window with a cusped head to first floor; late inserted 3-light casement again with leaded lights. Two large mullioned and transomed windows to north elevation in conforming style; each window with a label. Cross-passage with a pointed arched opening in a moulded stone surround to each end, ribbed and studded plank doors; futher door opening to south, half glazed door. Salient feature of the interior the hall roof comprising 5 arch braced trusses with windbracing; corbelled stone shelf to south wall with the arms of the Paulton family; an identical stone shelf formerly existed on the north wall, of which some traces remain; two 4-centred arch door openings to service rooms, now a single room. The eastern gable wall has the exposed remains of 2 fireplaces of a further wing, now demolished. Early C19 lamp on iron bracket to south-west corner; adjacent a short section of wrought-iron railings and a gate. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, 31 August, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST5906144462

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Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in 31 August, (1975)

National Grid Reference: ST 59061 44462


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