Yatton Chapel from the southeast
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|Website||Churches Conservation Trust|
|Heritage designation||Grade II*|
|Designated||25 February 1966|
|Materials||Sandstone, stone slate roof|
Yatton Chapel is a redundant Anglican church in south-east Herefordshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It stands at the end of a winding track adjacent to Chapel Farmhouse.
The chapel was built in the 12th century, and was originally a parish church. Alterations were made to it during the 13th century. The north wall was rebuilt in the 16th or 17th century. In about 1600 the bellcote was added. The east end of the chancel was rebuilt in 1704, reusing a 13th-century window. It closed as a parish church in 1841 when a new church was built on a different site. The chapel was restored during the 1970s by the Redundant Churches Commission (now the Churches Conservation Trust). It was declared redundant on 15 March 1971, and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust on 20 September 1974.
Yatton Chapel is constructed in sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, and has a stone slate roof. Its plan is simple, consisting of a nave and chancel, and a bellcote at the west end. The bellcote is weatherboarded and has a pyramidal roof. The south doorway is Norman in style. It has a semicircular arched head decorated with chevrons, and a tympanum carved with a foliar design. To the right of the doorway are a double square-headed window, a small single-light square-headed window, and a larger single-light window with a pointed arch. In the east wall are two single-light round-headed windows, one above the other. At the west end is a two-light window with trefoil heads. Inside the church are two fonts. The original font, probably from the 12th century, is a damaged plain cylindrical bowl. The other font, dating from the 12th century, also has a plain cylindrical bowl and was moved here from the church at Brobury when it closed.
- Historic England, "Chapel approximately 30 metres north of Chapel Farmhouse, Yatton (1099211)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 April 2015
- How Caple, Yatton, Herefordshire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 29 March 2011
- Herefordshire Through Time: Yatton Chapel, Chapel Farm, Yatton, Herefordshire Council, retrieved 21 October 2010
- Diocese of Hereford: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 5, retrieved 11 April 2011
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