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Loughwood Meeting House

Dalwood | Axminster, Axminster EX13 7DU, England
+44 1752 346585
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National trust hidden treasure

Not very well signposted. Blink and you miss the NT plaque to the lane.Apart from that there is a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Beryl B
Bangor, United Kingdom
Go back in time!

This has to be one of the smaller properties that the National Trust has in its handbook. As a... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Geoff L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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“old church” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
Dalwood | Axminster, Axminster EX13 7DU, England
+44 1752 346585
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Not very well signposted. Blink and you miss the NT plaque to the lane.Apart from that there is a small carpark in front. The meeting house itself is full of character. We enjoy the history surrounding a site.

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This has to be one of the smaller properties that the National Trust has in its handbook. As a Baptist myself, I was interested to see what things were like in chapels many years ago. The outside of the building is very attractive, with a...More

Thank Geoff L
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

Thank weaselle16
Reviewed 28 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

2  Thank DolphinDorset
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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