Killerton Chapel

1 : Introduction to Killerton
2 : Killerton House and Gardens
3 : Killerton House Interior

4 : Killerton Chapel
5 : Broadclyst
6 : Clyston Mill

7 : Broadclyst Church
8 : Marker's Cottage

The following is edited with acknowledgement from part of an article in 'Britain Express' (editor David Ross) :

The mid-Victorian period saw a resurgence of religious zeal and, at the same time, renewed enthusiasm for Norman architecture.

Sir Thomas Acland called in C. R. Cockerell, art historian and architect, to design a chapel in neo-Norman style, modelled after the Chapel of Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset.

Cockerell called on his son, Arthur to design the altar in neo-Norman style and another son, Henry, designed the capitals.

The church is set out in collegiate fashion, that is, with benches running lengthwise down the nave and a central passge.

At the west end is a lectern and font, and a raised sanctuary with high altar at the east end.

Above the entrance is a rose window modelled on a 12th century window at Barfreston, Kent.

The lectern is carved from a single piece of oak and has carvings depicting the four evangelists. From April-September choir concerts are held in the chapel.

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