MEM25020 - Wesleyan House, Parracombe (Building)


A historic Wesleyan Chapel with a date stone providing a date of 1839. It was converted to a house at some time after 1975.

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The 23 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts a building at SS 6673 4477. It is labelled "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). [1] A building is shown in this approximate location on the Tithe Map for Parracombe. (The parcel reference is illegible on the current copy available to the HER). [2] The building is labelled "Methodist Chapel" on the 1975 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. [3] The building is labelled "Wesleyan House" on the 2021 MasterMap data. [4] The building is clearly visible on Google Streetview. The northwestern elevation (fronting the street) features two large windows and a central doorway, all with pointed arches, and a date stone stating "Wesleyan Chapel 1839". The building is rendered.v [5] The NRHE quotes source [6] to state that Rock House (SS 6672 4477) was a former Wesleyan Chapel built in 1839, with rendered walls and a slate roof, and a gabled three bay front with pointed arched windows. However, Rock House is across the road to the chapel. It is possible that this is a misreading of the 25 inch 1st Edition map, which appears to show the chapel on the opposite site of the road. [1,6-8]

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  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:2,500 Map, 1975. 1:2,500.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47275 Chapel, ]
  • <5> Website: Google. 2014 -. Google Maps. Street View, viewed 14 June 2021.
  • <6> Monograph: Stell, C.. 1991. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in South-West England. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. p 93.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1486175, Extant 15 November 2021.
  • <8> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 15 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6673 4477 (10m by 7m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 4:09PM


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