the main body of the Old Chapel was completed in the early 90’s by Terry Plackitt

dining inside the "blank canvas" 1995

dining inside the “blank canvas” 1995

 

looking from balcony outside bedroom 2 towards front of Old Chapel and dining/hall below, studio to the left

looking from balcony outside bedroom 2 towards front of Old Chapel and dining/hall below, studio to the left

this is what I am objecting to…and this is the blurb on the right which I am objecting to because I think it is deliberately misleading and so I want to make things clear. The large photo on the left, shown below, which accompanies this blurb shows the main body of the Old Chapel, which had already been completely converted by Terry Plackitt when the Old Chapel was sold onwards in a private sale in 1999. The annex, or schoolroom (the smaller building on the left that Terry used as a workshop, for making the new windows for the chapel amongst other things) was the only part that could be said to be “converted” by the new owner, although even in there the groundworks, the dpc and the new windows were already done. This smaller annex, which hardly appears in the photo of the exterior, has indeed been converted to offices, and it is depicted in 2 of the 3 small photos accompanying the blurb, and in more detail on a separate entry, also shown below. The third small photo shows the loft conversion, which IS inside the main body

main body of the chapel

main body of the chapel

old workshop converted to office

 

of the chapel, and is located above the head of the person in the photo below, in the loftspace. The small photos do correctly show work carried out by the architect. However, I don’t think the work carried out by the architect constitutes ‘converting’ the Old Chapel. Dad drawing up the plans and designing the internal layout, pouring concrete floors, including inside the annex, putting in all the drainage, building all internal walls and stairs, putting in the first floor within that empty space of the church, refurbishing all the windows in the facade, making the side windows and those for the annex…..that’s what I would call ‘the conversion‘. And these items are specified on the plans which Dad drew, dated 1986. Detail 4 of Dad’s plans will allow you to locate, by means of the lovely arch, where in the completed building the person is standing in the photo below.

balcony outside bedroom 2 looking up from dining/hall area

balcony outside bedroom 2 looking up from dining/hall area approx 1996

 

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