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12th to 21st October 2018

St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton

St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton TQ13 7DD

Parking:  Car park off North Street
Toilets:   By the car park (close at 7pm)
Food:      Moorish Restaurant (01364 654011) Breakfast and Lunch 10am-2pm, Supper from 6pm 
              The Royal Oak (01364 652444) Open from 11am-11pm
              The Exeter Inn (01364 652013) Lunch 11am-2.30pm, Supper 5pm-11pm (Sunday 7pm-10.30pm)

The historic Chapel is a unique and important Grade ll* Listed building, situated in St. Lawrence Lane in the heart of Ashburton. Originally a Chantry Chapel and subsequently for over 600 years a Grammar School, St. Lawrence Chapel is now an important Heritage, Cultural and Community Centre, managed by the Guild of St. Lawrence.

The Chapel is open to visitors from the beginning of May until the end of September on certain days, or by arrangement, and is used throughout the year for a great variety of activities under the headings of:

Maintaining and conserving the historic heritage of the Building and its unique Archives, which cover many aspects of the building’s years as a Grammar School, is our main purpose. The unique Listed Grade ll* building is a focus for Ashburton town heritage. The historic Portreeve Ceremony and Ancient Court Meetings take place here. Ashburton History and Preservation Society also meets here. The annual ancient Medieval Fair, ale tasting and bread weighing ceremonies are focused on the Chapel and St. Lawrence Lane and take place in mid-July each year.

The building is used for a great variety of music, drama, poetry and arts and crafts events and groups. It is the Centre for the Associated Board Royal School of Music Examinations for the whole of the South West Region and is one of the venues for the annual Two Moors Festival.

The Chapel is used by local and regional groups and organisations for a very wide range of community activities and exhibitions.

Please note that the Chapel is now fully accessible for everyone now that access works (including ramps and a fully accessible toilet) have been installed. Toilets have also recently been upgraded to a high standard. 

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