The Chapel, Yatton, Herefordshire
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A remote and romantic place
This tiny gem of a church in its farmyard setting is both remote and romantic. Built by the Normans shortly after the Conquest, it lies down a lane deep in the countryside.
Its atmosphere is reinforced by crumbling plaster walls and simple earth floor. There is a twelfth-century tympanum over the door. This holy place is wild but not savage, and perhaps just a little enchanted.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Angels, a demon and knights in shining armour
Access down the long farm track is not permitted by the tenant farmer, so a walk of 1km is required to reach the church. Access is up 11 uneven flagstone steps from the farmyard to the south door and very rough surfaces inside the church.
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.
5 miles north of Ross-on-Wye; Yatton signed at How Caple; church accessed via long winding lane to Chapel Farm but please note that no vehicle access is possible.
Nearest railway station: Ledbury (7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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.Worcestershire and Herefordshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
The Chapel, Yatton, is in our west region.
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