MEM22744 - Wesleyan chapel next to ford across Winn Brook (Building)


The building is shown on the Winsford Tithe Map. It was also used as a village hall until the new purpose built hall was constructed in 1952.

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A small building is shown on the Tithe Map for Winsford at SS 9058 3491. It is labelled 637 and descibed as a chapel, owned and occupied by the Wesleyan Conference. [1] The building is also shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps for Winsford and still appears to be extant. [2-4] An early Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now a gallery, adjoins the ford. This dates from the late 18th Century and was formerly thatched. It became the village hall from 1884 when the new Methodist Chapel was built, until the new hall was built in 1933. [5] N.B. The current village hall building is not visible on aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force during 1946-8 and so was constructed after these were taken, not in 1933. [6] There was no village hall in Winsford until 1952. Small meetings etc used to take place in the little village hall (originally the chapel and now used as an art gallery). [7] Winsford was designated as conservation area in 2023. The new appraisal was produced as part of the adoption of the conservation area. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 637.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2005. Winsford: Village Character Appraisal. 11,17.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <7> Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 20-1.
  • <8> Report: Thurlow, T.. 2023. Winsford Conservation Area Appraisal. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2906 1349 (10m by 8m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Sep 11 2023 1:08PM


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