MSO8839 - Post-medieval chapel at Little Pixton (Monument)


A post-medieval chapel at Little Pixton, marked on Ordnance Survey maps of 1809 and 1975. Nothing is known locally and the building currently named Little Chapple on the site was previously in use as a barn.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SS 96482789) Chapel (NAT) (Three buildings shown). [1] (SS 96482789) Little Pixton (NAT) (One building shown) [2] There is no local knowledge of the chapel, and no obvious extant remains. [3] The current Ordnance Survey mapping shows a house at Little Pixton named 'Little Chapple' - it is not clear if this is the chapel referred to above but this building does appear on the 1st and 2nd ed. Ordnance Survey mapping. [4] The Tithe Map for Kings Brompton Parish depicts a building in this general location but it is on a different alignment. It is adjacent to a farmstead, and may or may not be in agricultural use. [5] A planning application submitted in 1989 shows that the extant building was at that time in use as a barn. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . OS 1" 1809.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . OS 1:10000 1975.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 6 August 98 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 10 December 2012.
  • <5> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <6> Website: Exmoor National Park Authority. Exmoor National Park Authority website - Planning section. Planning Application 6/3/89/105 (see External Links).



Grid reference SS 9655 2786 (point)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE17
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36523
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33398

Record last edited

Jul 29 2019 12:17PM


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