MSO8967 - Gupworthy Church and School (Monument)


The remains of an Anglican church and school are noted as a ruin on the Ordnance Survey 25" map of 1974. The foundations and part of the south wall of the nave were visible in 1984.

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The remains of an Anglican church built of stone and slate. The church was used as a school during the week. [1] The building is shown on both the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, with the 1st Edition having it labelled as a school. [2,7] It was noted as being a ruin on the 1974 25" map. [3] The foundations and part of the south wall of the nave are visible. [4] The site of Gupworthy Church, a small stone and slate structure consisting of a nave and chancel. The structure is entirely demolished and levelled by ploughing. [5]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. P. 61.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 58(1).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 25 inch map. 1:2,500.
  • <4> Unassigned: Burrow, I. 11.04.84. Somerset County Council. Burrow I, SCPD, 11-APR-1984.
  • <5> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.24.
  • <6> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.16.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: 1993. DAP VU 25,28.



Grid reference Centred SS 9650 3519 (25m by 15m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11120
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE 42
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127762
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33418

Record last edited

May 28 2019 4:01PM


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