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IoE Number: 85722
Photographer: Mr Peter Funnell
Date Photographed: 11 February 2003
Date listed: 02 December 1988
Date of last amendment: 02 December 1988
Grade II

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BISHOPSTEIGNTONLUTONSX 97 NW8/59Chapel of St John the Evangelist

BISHOPSTEIGNTON LUTON SX 97 NW 8/59 Chapel of St John the Evangelist - GV II Chapel of ease to Bishopsteignton parish church. Plans by an amateur architect, William Tozer of Teignmouth, drawnup in 1852. Grey limestone rubble with Bathstone dressings ; steep red tiled roof with sprocketted eaves. Plan: A small chapel sited in farm land just outside the village of Luton. Nave with west end bellcote, chancel, south porch, small lean-to north-east vestry. Some Decorated, some Perpendicular details. Exterior: Chancel with platband below the east window, returning on both north and south sides. 3-light Decorated east window with carved label stops ; cusped triangular window on south side ; small lean-to north east vestry with a stone stack with truncated shaft. Buttressed nave with angle buttresses at the west and 3-light square-headed cusped windows, two to the north side, one to the south side. Gabled west end bellcote with 2 small slit windows with a heavy hoodmould, 2-light Decorated west window central west end buttress. Pretty gabled south porch, the side walls with open, trefoil-headed timber arcading on low stone walls. Interior: Modest. Plastered walls, brick rere arches to windows and door ; double- chamfered chancel arch ; collar rafter nave roof with straight struts below the collar ; boarded canted wagon to chancel with roll-moulded ribs and a pretty painted scheme of stencilling and roundels dating from 1884, commemorating Revd. W.P. Ogle : co-eval diaper designs on the walls have been removed. The chancel has a simple tile pattern on the floor, a probably early C20 timber nowy-headed reredos and a plain 1852 communion rail. The sill of the south window is brought down as a recessed seat with a chamfered arch ; vestry door with cranked lintel on north side ; heavy string course rises as a hoodmould to the vestry door and south side seat. Plain nave with openwork timber drum pulpit ; font with deep octagonal bowl and clustered marble shafts to the stem on a moulded plinth. Benches, some designated "Free" with Y- shaped ends. Memorials and Glass Brass plaque in chancel commemorating Revd. W.P. Ogle, died 1884. East window, circa 1880s, probably by Drake of Exeter ; quarry and border west window "removed from the mother church" (inscription), in 1886. Devon Nineteenth Century Churches Project.

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