MEM23809 - The Old Chapel, Brendon (Building)


A Wesleyan chapel built at some time after 1841 and forming part of the Lynton circuit. It is now in domestic use.

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Full Description

The old stone chapel, built into the hillside halfway between the village and the church, is now in private use. The meeting room was reached by a flight of steps at the side, and underneath was a small boiler room. Methodist work began in the district aroun 1838 in the farmhouse of a Mr Chamberlain. Shortly afterwards an undenominational chapel was opened, but eventutally handed over to the Methodists, and added to the Lynton circuit. [1] The building is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st and 2nd Edition 25 inch maps where it is labelled "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)". [2,3] The site is shown empty on the Brendon Tithe Map of 1841. [4] The building is depicted and labelled "The Old Chapel" on 2020 MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. p41.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1841. Brendon Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46868 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7631 4774 (13m by 14m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 11:28AM


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