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Urishay Chapel, Peterchurch

Description: Urishay Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 153774

OS Grid Reference: SO3229637611
OS Grid Coordinates: 332296, 237611
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0328, -2.9883

Location: Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire HR2 0SX

Locality: Peterchurch
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 0SX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Motte Castle, Chapel, Post-Medieval House and Garden Remains East of Urishay Castle Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


9/152 Urishay Chapel


Former private chapel. Early C12, extended late C12, with C16 and C17
alterations, restorations: 1911 and 1982/84. Rubble, stone slate roof.
Early C12 nave, chancel added late C12 replacing apse, nave ruinous, 1980's
rendered concrete block wall about one metre west of chancel arch. Chancel:
north wall: priest's door with semi-circular head, late C20 ledged door;
east end: probably early C16 window with 4-centred head; south wall: to east
a small window with semi-circular head, to west square-headed window, probably
C17. Nave: north wall: a narrow square-headed light, former semi-circular
head, at east of wall; south wall: probably C16 window with pointed head to
east end, south door at west end with semi-circular head; west wall: 2 single
light square-headed windows at different heights, probably C17, the north
window incorporating a reset lintel from a window of 2 square-headed lights.
Interior: chancel: remains in east wall of outer jambs of late C12 east window;
chancel arch a simple timber lintel, roof late C20. Fittings: nave retains
C19 font base; north door: decorative strap hinges and latch, C17. Medieval
altar slab with 5 consecration crosses. The chapel belonged to Urishay Castle,
which lies immediately to the south. In care of Friends of Friendless Churches.
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. (RCHM 1, pp 211/212, no 2; Reid 1980, p 62.
Information from R Shoesmith).

Listing NGR: SO3229637611

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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