Loughwood Meeting House

Carel Victor Morlais Weight (London 1908 - 1997)
National Trust Inventory Number 262829

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 4 Oct 1990 (final payment)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 508 x 610 mm (20 x 24 in)
Place of origin Devon
Collection Shute Barton, Devon
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Loughwood Meeting House by Carel Victor Morlais Weight (London 1908 - 1997), inscribed, bottom left, Carel Weight; 1990. The artist wrote: " Loughwood Meeting House, built in the seventeenth century, was a Baptist chapel hidden in a wood in fear of persecution. Now the wood is gone - but I felt an atmosphere of the past in spite of the beauty of the surrounding country side. For this reason I introduced a ghostly grave-digger." Loughwood Meeing House, near Axminster, Devon, long disused, was acquired by the National Trust in 1969.


Commissioned by the National Trust's Foundation for Art, 1990

Makers and roles

Carel Victor Morlais Weight (London 1908 - 1997) , artist

Related items

Place of origin Devon (816)
Materials Canvas (10115)
Oil paint (8601)
Wood (128415)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Shute Barton, Devon (33)
Periods 20th century (181502)
Maker Carel Victor Morlais Weight (London 1908 - 1997)  (2)
Subjects Loughwood Meeting House (1)
Buildings and interiors (205)
National Trust Places (670)
Object Type Oil painting (14417)

Record Status


© National Trust Images © National Trust Collections Registered Charity No. 205846

Welcome to National Trust Collections. Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website. If you are planning a visit to see particular items in a National Trust Collection, please check information with the relevant Property first.