MSO10841 - Congregational Church and Hall, Chapel Street, Dulverton (Building)

Summary

The Congregational Church and hall is located in Chapel Street, Dulverton. It is dated 1831 and 1897. The chapel has been extended with school rooms over the hall by George Hammer, London and a vestry is set at an angle at the east end.

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The Congregational Church is located in Chapel Street, Dulverton. It is dated 1831 and 1897. The chapel has been extended with school rooms over the hall and a single storey vestry is set at an angle at the east end. The east end wall is painted with an inscription "Holiness becometh thy house O Lord". The hall adjoins with five small schoolrooms on the first floor. Sir George Williams, founder of the YMCA, who was born at Ashway Farmhouse (qv), worshipped here as a boy. [1] Chapel Street took its name from the Congregational Chapel, which was built in 1831. [3] The rear wall of the Congregational Church is a significant example of a Cornish slate hung wall. The frontage is quite plain apart from the tall lancet windows. [5] The Independent Congregational Church, when first built in 1831, was known as the Dulverton Independent Church. [6] The buildings were visited in February 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. The church and hall received a BAR score of 6, the dwarf wall a score of 4A and the railings and gates a score of 5A. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . District of West Somerset. 36th List. 04/08/1986.
  • <2> Monograph: Stell, C.. 1991. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in South-West England. Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
  • <3> Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. P.39, 43, Photograph.
  • <4> Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. P.13.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p10, 13-15, Photograph.
  • <6> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.19, 120-121, 123, Photographs.
  • <7> Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. P.144.
  • <8> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

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Grid reference Centred SS 9132 2774 (18m by 20m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1648/15/70/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1648/15/70/3
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1648/15/70/4
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1648/15/70/1
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31401

Record last edited

Apr 12 2017 10:51AM

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