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Loughwood Meeting House

Dalwood | Axminster, Axminster EX13 7DU, England
+44 1752 346585
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Gorgeous little spot

Loughwood meeting house is a little historic gem, an old Quaker National Trust owned chapel... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Chester, United Kingdom
worth a visit

This meeting house is well worth a visit, interesting and full of history built circa 1650 for... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Sharon B
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Dalwood | Axminster, Axminster EX13 7DU, England
+44 1752 346585
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Loughwood meeting house is a little historic gem, an old Quaker National Trust owned chapel, unmanned and down the end of a tiny road, but with a little area to park/turn round. Definitely an interesting place to stop and look round, even if they didn't...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This meeting house is well worth a visit, interesting and full of history built circa 1650 for non-conformist to worship in a dangerous time. Just off the A35 near Axminister in a peaceful spot.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Difficult to find, which perhaps was the point of it! The level of interest in this building depends on your depth of historical and social knowledge. On the face of it,it's an old church in the depths of the countryside. But it clearly has an...More

Thank summariser
Reviewed 10 August 2016

When this meeting house was built around 1650 following the Presbyterian or other non-conformist faiths was still illegal. England may have become Protestant after the Civil War but that didn't mean every faith was tolerated. Not until the Toleration Act of 1688 did this begin...More

1  Thank Mike Arran
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place, just off and below A35 -originally hidden in woods which have disappeared. Baptists met here 'secretly' for worship & teaching during a time of persecution. Box pews, high pulpit, and a gallery. Very simple building but worth a visit. Good 'Ol Bible-believing Baptists!

Thank malcolmkayes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I'm not especially religious but this beautiful old Baptist church is amazing, with such a story to tell. Just love the peace inside and fabulous views

1  Thank bernadette b
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This is probably the smallest National Trust location I will ever visit. If the visitors book is anything to go by it only gets two or three visitors per day in peak season. The church is not staffed but left open for visitors to freely...More

1  Thank MrBedford
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is one of the oldest Meeting Houses in the country, well refurbished by the National Trust. Careful how you find it since it is only signposted when driving from the West - then down a steep little track. So peaceful on a warm June...More

1  Thank DolphinDorset
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

Great little thatched chapel down the end of a lane. Well preserved and very quaint. Good history. Good for about 15 minutes to finish off the day.

1  Thank fisher1962
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is approached via a couple of country lanes and is just stunning. The National Trust bought this and refurbished it - it is probably the oldest non-conformist chapel left. Inside all the old penned pews remain with its high pulpit, very Methodist but this...More

2  Thank volvos80
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Mary-Jo D
6 March 2017|
Response from Derek V |
Greetings from the UK Sorry, I can't fill in any of your family history details but if it's any help Dalwood to Sand as the crow flies is about 8 miles or 13 km, but driving on mostly main roads ( you really wouldn't want to... More