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Address: Dalwood | Axminster, Axminster EX13 7DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 346585
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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blandford
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 historical and social importance that outweigh its superficial presentation. There is only a small and... More 

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Manchester England
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to change. Thus the original worshippers and preachers faced exceptional danger. Imprisonment, transportation or death... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Bedfordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 enter. It will only take 20 minutes of your time to stop and I won't... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 day, interesting to discover how the friends came from all over East Devon to worship... More 

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is a Baptist chapel. The organ remains as does the balcony. The small churchyard has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Having just visited nearby Shute Barton (not listed on TripAdvisor I might add) we called in at Loughwood Meeting House on the way home. The turning is easy to miss, as it is a discreet green noticeboard on the side of the A35 road between Axminster and Honiton, rather than the usual brown one, but once down the lane, a... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We are fortunate to have the National Trust to preserve significant sites like this. Strange ...almost ironic...then to come the Loughwood Meeting House at the height of the holiday season and not to encounter even one other person. A flick through the visitors book shows that very few make it here most days. Of course, it feels like a privilege... More 

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