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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 271168
Location: BETHEL CHAPEL, GATEPIERS AND RETAINING WALL WITH STEPS FRONTING PROPERTY,
  CHIPSTABLE, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 03 August 2006
Date listed: 23 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 23 July 1986
Grade II

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CHIPSTABLE CPWATERROWST 02 NE2/15Bethel Chapel,gatepiers andretaining wall

CHIPSTABLE CP WATERROW ST 02 NE 2/15 Bethel Chapel, gatepiers and retaining wall with steps fronting - property - II Congregational church. Dated 1890. Roughcast over rubble, rendered plinth, rusticated quions, slight bell-cast to clay tiled roof, decorative ridge tiles, decorative terracotta finials gable ends. Plan: single cell set into hillside parallel with road, approached from south corner by lateral flight of steps, gate piers with lamp overthrow and retaining wall running the length of the building. Two windows left, one right of entrance, rusticated jambs to openings, voussoirs with inverted arch heads and decorative keystone to doorway, arch head windows, 2-light with marginal glazing bars and Gothick tracery tops, plain fanlight to plank door; wrought iron lamp bracket to left of entrance. Right return inaccessible at time of survey (May 1985), left return 2 similar arch head windows with rusticated jambs and plain voussoirs, date stone in gable end "AD 1890"; flat roofed addition left, C20 window above plank door. interior not seen. Gatepiers: brick with inset moulded decorative glazed panels, concrete pyramid tops, modillion cornice (damaged on right pier), plinth, wrought iron overthrow with lamp. Flight of steps 1;4;5, slate treads, unglazed tiles on landings in poor condition. Wall; squared, irregularly coursed local stone, quoins moulded brick coping, about 2 m high at east end stepped down to gate pier at south end. A good end example of a non-conformist chapel. Waterrow was the most important settlement in the parish in the C19.

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