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Chapel of St Leonard, Selworthy

Description: Chapel of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265536

OS Grid Reference: SS9332145045
OS Grid Coordinates: 293321, 145045
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1946, -3.5281

Location: Selworthy, Somerset TA24 8SU

Locality: Selworthy
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8SU

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Listing Text


4/122 Chapel of St Leonard



Anglican chapel. Mid C14, refenestrated mid C15, secularized after Reformation, C16 fireplace inserted in chapel and
enlarged at east end, now Dunkery View (qv), 1896 restored and reconsecrated 1940. Red sandstone random rubble,
thatched roof half hipped to west. Single cell with cottage abutting east, entered west end. North front: two 2-light
trefoil-headed mullions with hoodmoulds flanking lateral stack; west end chamfered pointed arch opening reached by 3
steps, half-glazed C20 door, bell above hung from wooden bracket; south front blocked square headed opening between
large raking buttresses, lancet to east. Interior: rendered, blocked east end window and former door connecting
cottage. Seven bay arch braced roof largely renewed. Reading desk said to have been made from C18 box pews in Selworthy
Church (qv) and mid C19 pews from Milverton Church (qv). The church was restored by the Acland family and the bell is
said to have come from their yacht 'Lady of St Kilda'. Prior to restoration, the chapel was used as a school.
(Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Allen, Churches and Chapels of
Exmoor, 1974).

Listing NGR: SS9332145045

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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