MDE21269 - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Twitchen (Building)


The Chapel and attached manse has been converted to a house and is now known as Twitchen Mill Cottage.

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'Chapel' is shown on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map. [1] Building shown, but not marked on the 1962 Ordnance Survey map. [2] Mill Cottage. Methodist chapel and attached manse, now house. 1860. Minor late 19th Century addition and late 20th Century alterations. Sandstone, roughly-dressed to front and uncoursed rubble to sides and rear, with some red-brick dressings to chapel. Gable-ended Welsh-slate roof. Red brick stacks. Plan: former manse to right and former chapel to left (facing south), situated at right angles to the road. Manse with plan of 2 rooms, central entrance and integral end stacks. Chapel to left also with integral stacks. Continuous lean-to outshut at rear, probably a later 19th Century addition (see straight joint to side). Brick stack to rear of right-hand end room of lean-to. Two storeys with one-storey lean-to outshut and chapel. More details on listed description. [3] The building is marked as 'Twitchen Mill Cottage' on the 2010 MasterMap. Another building 7 metres to the southeast is now named 'Mill Cottage'. [4] The building is marked as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [5,6] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [7] Additional bibliography. [8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. Sheet 15SE.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <3> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Twitchen (24 November 1988) 176.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <8> Monograph: Stell, C.. 1991. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in South-West England. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. p100.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1486329, Extant 1 December 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7880 3017 (18m by 14m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS73SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1549/17/220
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 33944
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/500
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE63
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1486329

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 1:30PM


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