Oxhey Chapel, Oxhey, Hertfordshire
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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 from the seventeenth century. The seating arrangement and other furnishings date from a restoration in 1897, but complement the earlier work, maintaining its Jacobean atmosphere.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A glory of English Baroque architecture
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
2 miles south of Watford, off B4542
Nearest railway station: Bushey (1.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Enjoy Hertfordshire website: www.enjoyhertfordshire.com
- Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust: www.bedshertshct.org.uk
- Hertfordshire History website: www.hertfordshirehistory.com
- Hertfordshire Genealogy website: www.hertfordshiregenealogy.co.uk
- Hertfordshire Association for Local History: www.halh.org.uk
- Hertfordshire & Essex churches website: www.essexchurches.com