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South Somerset (District Authority)
South Cadbury and Sutton Montis
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ST 63082 26316


SOUTH CADBURY CP ST62NW - 4/140 Chapel Cross (formerly listed as 1 and 2 Chapel Cross Cottages 16.3.82. - II* Former wayside chapel, now cottage. C13 origins with later modifications and additions. Local grey lias and Cary stone, banded with Ham stone dressings; additions in Cary stone rubble; thatched roof between coped gables; stone chimney stack. Part single, part 2 storey, 3-bay north elevation. Bay 1 has a cinquefoil cusped single-light window with squared head having incised spandrils, the former square label shaved off; bay 2 has a trefoil cusped single light, smaller end set lower, again without label; between these a boarded studded door in plain 3-centre archway; bay 3 is an extension probably C18, with 2-light horizontal bar casement below under timber lintol, and above an earlier casement, also 2-light in which the left light has rectangular leaded panes: plain lean-to with clay pantiled roof against west gable. East gable has chamfered plinth and cross finial on gabletted cross to coping, and a C20 copy of a cinque-foil cusped window with false label to match that on north side; also a squint in the north-east corner. South elevation has similar window to bay 3, although the head is a restoration; the bay 2 window is a C20 copy of that opposite in north wall; the extension bay 1, has 2 horizontal bar casements, with a boarded door in the west gable lean-to. Inside, the former chapel has a moulded rib and plaster panel ceiling; plastered walls with traces of medieval paintings on east wall, and in the south-east corner a recess, possibly marking a former doorway; 4-centred rere-arches to all windows: at west end a C20 gallery and stair case and in west wall a moulded pointed arched doorway, the base of the arch mutilated; the C18 section has an exposed timber ceiling at ground floor level, and a partly reconstructed fireplace in west gable. Formerly listed as 2 properties, the whole now forms one cottage.

Listing NGR: ST6308226316


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

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Date: 09 Dec 2006
Reference: IOE01/16240/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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