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Methodist and Nonconformist chapels in Cornwall

English Heritage, the Methodist Church and ourselves have collaborated on the production of guidance to direct approaches and inform change to Cornwall's Methodist and Nonconformist chapels.

This is so that chapels can continue to make an important contribution to Cornwall's landscape and sense of cultural distinctiveness. It is a working document which is set out in two parts.

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  • Part 1 suggests simple steps for informing change to all chapels based upon an understanding of their historic character and significance. It is for use by planning officers and applicants.
  • Part 2 provides illustrated guidance on the historic character and significance of chapels, and the present and future issues for chapel communities. It is aimed at the same audience, but it will also be of interest for those with an interest in the history and character of the county's landscape and historic buildings, and the character of individual places.

This document was endorsed by Cornwall Council in December 2012 as a material consideration for land use planning purposes.

View Guidance for Methodist and Nonconformist Chapels in Cornwall.