Inside the Chapel

Getting in wasn't easy

Getting in wasn’t easy

Last Wednesday, 25th January, we were given access to the inside of the chapel which had been boarded up.  Thanks to Teignbridge’s Matheu Gladman for coming out to let us in.

 

Here are a few photos:

Gaslight

Gaslight

 

There is no electricity inside the chapel.  There are still gaslight fittings in place

 

Trifoliate window (with hidden face?)

Trifoliate window (with hidden face?)

 

 

Beautiful trifoliate windows boarded up.  Is it my imagination or can anyone else see an image of a face in the bottom right-hand side of the trefoil?  You may ned to click and zoom the photo.

 

 

 

chapel06-window-plus-gaslightWindow together with gaslight (complete with bowl)

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

 

And phantasmagoria ….. don’t know how this happened!

 

 

 

Needing to be cleared

Needing to be cleared

 

The place seems structurally intact (completely dry) but is full of rubbish.

chapel09-wooden-ceiling

 

 

 

 

And has a wonderful wooden ceiling, although this photo doesn’t do it justice:

 

 

chapel10-stained-glassBut have a look at these beautiful late Victorian stained-glass windows:

 

Eleanor Anne Pell

Eleanor Anne Pell

 

 

 

They contain memorials to at least two women interred in the cemetery in late 19th century.  We are trying to find out who Eleanor Anne Pell and Sophia Eliza Drake were.

chapel13-sg-memorial2

Sophia Eliza Drake 19 Mar (?). The year has faded away