The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Ottery St. Mary,
Older O.S. maps show a Baptist Chapel (General) on Batts Lane and Brook Street at SY 0995 9547. Although apparently long out of use it had survived relatively unscathed until 2009 (Streetview), but by 2016 it had lost its roof (Streetview). Does it still survive in some form?
St. Mary, a former collegiate church, founded in 1342. SY 0985 9558. © Stan Walker. Two further views - 1, 2, both © Christopher Skottowe (1967), and an old postcard from his collection. Link. This church is said to have the oldest weather-vane in the country - dating from about 1340 (though admittedly with later repairs). See here for more on this, and other weather-vane history and lore. Link. Grade I listed.
Salvation Army hall on Hind Street. SY 097 954. © Graeme Harvey. The Army has evidently left as the latest Streetview from 2021 shows a radically different appearance - and is presumably now residential.
16 March 2022
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