MSO10423 - Bible Christian Chapel, Roadwater (Monument)


The chapel appears on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. It now appears to be ruinous.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Nonconformist Chapel' shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] 'Bible Christian Chapel' shown on Ordnance Survey map of c1904. [2] Building still apparent on recent map, presuambly now converted to a private dwelling. [3,4] The building mentioned by source [4] is located at ST 03026 38177; however, this seems to be a single-storey sandstone barn with a flat roof and associated with the Inn. Further study of maps [1] and [2] suggest that the chapel was actually at ST 0309 3818, where a ruinous building of a much greater height now stands. This building is of slate rubble and its outline is shown on the 2013 MasterMap data. [5,6] A new Bible Christian (now United Methodist) chapel was opened in Roadwater in 1907. It may or may not have replaced this building. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c.1904. 1:2500 map, second edition.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2005. Landline Information. [Mapped feature: #47696 Barn associated with Inn, ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. T Bagwell, 1 December 2005.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39789 Location of chapel, ]
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 22 February 2013.
  • <7> Leaflet: Glyn Court, A.W.. Unknown. The Bible Christians 1815-1907: A worldwide family. N/A.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 19363



Grid reference Centred ST 0306 3818 (78m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 10:20AM


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