Oxhey Chapel, Oxhey, Hertfordshire

Address: Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 7AX
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A remnant from the past standing in the present

Oxhey Chapel was built on an early monastic site in 1612 by Sir James Altham as the chapel to his new home, Oxhey Place. It is now surrounded by 1940s housing, between the brand new parish church and its vicarage.

The little flint and brick building comes as a delicious surprise. Its superb font, reredos, west doorway, roof, communion rails, chancel paving and the Altham monument are all 17th-century.

The seating arrangement and other furnishings date from a restoration in 1897, but complement the earlier work, maintaining its Jacobean atmosphere.

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Road directions

2 miles south of Watford, off B4542

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Bushey (1.2 miles)

OS Reference No.

TQ 113 934

What’s on & news

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. David Gouldstone (13 Aug 2013, 11:01)

    This must be one of the best church interiors in the county. Very easy to gain access, too, unlike far too many other locked churches.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Oxhey Chapel, Oxhey, Hertfordshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.