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Yatton Chapel, Chapel Farm, Yatton

SMR Number
: 924
Grid Reference
: SO 6270 3039

Walls of local sandstone rubble and ashlar roof covered with modern boarding. Chapel consisting of nave and chancel built about mid 12th century. At some point in the 16th-17th centuries much of north wall fell or was rebuilt. Bell turret added or rebuilt c.1600, and there appears to have been a south porch. East wall rebuilt 1704. South doorway is good example of 12th century work (of Herefordshire School). Fuller description, plan, photo. (1)
Unchanged since photo of 1932. (2)
Parish church until 1841, when new church was built. (3)
The font has a very rough plain cylindrical bowl. It is probably of the same date as the chapel, ie mid-12th century. In 1924 it was lying loose in the chapel. (4)
Sketch of a former gallery found amongst papers at the Cathedral Library.(5)
Nave with cupola tower that in 1550 contained two bells. East end wall, two square leaded windows, three narrow lights in south wall. Entrance under zigzag arch. (6) (7)
Watching brief carried out in 1992 during rebuilding of a boundary wall demonstrated the presence of archaeological deposits associated with the chapel - see Event No. 44556. (8)

Monument Type(s)

  1. CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Files

    Sources and Further Reading

    1. <1>SHE132 - Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. 1932. Inventory of Monuments, Herefordshire East, Vol II. Herefordshire East, Volume II. II,225.
    2. <2>SHE7880 - Document: Ordnance Survey Record Card. 1971. SO63SW7. Ordnance Survey.
    3. <3>SHE3416 - Scheduling record: English Heritage. 09/1987. Schedule. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (English Heritage). {3}.
    4. <4>SHE9914 - Article in serial: Marshall, George. 1950. Fonts in Herefordshire, Part II. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. Pages 40.
    5. <5>SHE10310 - Article in serial: Morgan, F C. 1947. Archaeology. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. XXXII 1947 Part II. XXXII 1947 Part II. Pages 168.
    6. <6>SHE11771 - Bibliographic reference: Robinson, Rev C J. 1872. A History of the Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire.
    7. <7>SHE7015 - Bibliographic reference: Cooke, William Henry. 1892. Collections towards the history and antiquities of the county of Herefordshire in continuation of Duncumb's History; Vol IV, Hundred of Grimsworth Part II. History of Herefordshire.
    8. <8>SHE17157 - Unpublished Report: Wichbold, David. 1992. Watching Brief at Yatton Chapel, Herefordshire.. HWCC Archaeological Service.

    Associated events

    1. EHE44556 - Watching Brief, Yatton Chapel, 1992 (Ref: SMR Event: 44556)

    Protected status

    2. Scheduled Monument 33: Chapel at Chapel Farm

    Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

    1. HHE547 - Small Compass Enclosure of the Landscape - Estate Division
    Last Updated: 23/07/2010 12:35:57