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No 1 and Attached Former Chapel to Right, Spaxton

Description: No 1 and Attached Former Chapel to Right

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 269397

OS Grid Reference: ST2327636941
OS Grid Coordinates: 323276, 136941
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1266, -3.0977

Location: Barford Close, Spaxton, Somerset TA5 1BP

Locality: Spaxton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1BP

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Listing Text


2/135 No. 1; and attached former chapel
to right


House and attached former chapel to right, now workshop. 1846 by William Cobbe, forming part of the Agapemone for
Reverend H. J. Prince; community disbanded 1958. Random rubble, slate roofs, some coped verges, 2 tall brick stacks and
an ashlar stack. L-shaped frontage. House to left in Tudoresque style; 2 storeys, 3 bays, to each side a crenellated
canted 2 storey ashlar bay window of 1:3:1 lights on each floor. Between the bays a freestone panel with shield.
Central door opening in a chamfered dressed stone surround with a stopped label, French windows, transomlight. Chapel
at right angles to right of house; buttressed; lancets with casements, leaded lights; door opening to roadside in
single storey porch with diagonal buttresses, terminating as pinnacles, gable with finial, moulded 4-centred arch door
opening, paired studded doors, fanlight with stained glass. Further door opening in the angle between the house and
chapel, embattled single storey porch with buttresses, 4- centred arch door opening in a moulded surround, paired
half-glazed doors, transomlight. Stone lion in relief set over. The Agapemone was infamous in the late C19 because of
the activities and claims of Rev. H. J. Prince, a self-styled messiah. (Mander C., The Reverend Prince and his Abode of
Love, 1976).

Listing NGR: ST2327636941

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Source: English Heritage

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