Dalwood, Axminster
L
oughwood Meeting House
 
The Baptist Meeting House at Dalwood, near Axminster, is run by the National Trust, details of which can be found at: 
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-loughwoodmeetinghouse/
 
Around 1653 the Baptist congregation of the nearby village of Kilmington constructed this simple building dug into the hillside. They attended services here at the risk of imprisonment or transportation. The interior was fitted in the early 18th century, and has been maintained as closely as possible to the original, the picture below shows the musicians gallery, where it is understood some of the original music stands are still to be found.
 



The pulpit, and, below, the harmonium which ousted the original musicians and instrumentalists from the gallery.
 

ACCESS :
Loughwood Meeting House
Dalwood, Axminster, Devon EX13 7DU

Telephone: 01392 881691
Fax: 01392 881954
Emailloughwood@nationaltrust.org.uk

Services are held twice yearly, and the meeting house is believed to be open all year round.

Map reference  :  

These pictures gave been taken from

http://www.request.org.uk/main/churches/tours/loughwood/gallery.htm
RE:Quest is a free website for teaching about Christianity in Religious Education.
 


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