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Description: Amberley Chapel
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 153985
OS Grid Reference: SO5465747883
OS Grid Coordinates: 354657, 247883
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1274, -2.6638
SO 54 NW MARDEN CP AMBERLEY
4/19 Amberley Chapel
Chapel. Mainly C14, C12 origins, restored 1865. Roughly coursed sand-
stone rubble, sandstone dressings, slate roof, bell-cote to west verge.
Rectangular plan with structurally undifferentiated nave and chancel.
Gabled bell-cote, two openings, each containing a bell, with square
heads to east and ogee heads over trefoiled soffits to west. Buttresses
with off-sets; either side of west window, angled at north-west and
south-west corners, set back to eastern corners. West and south-west
windows: two trefoiled ogeed lights under quatrefoils and chamfered labels.
North-west window is square-headed, three trefoil-headed lights with two
quatrefoils, two half-quatrefoils and three spandrel-lights above. North-
east and south-east windows have Y-tracery with single deeply incised
mouldings to jambs. East window: a total restoration, has three lights,
the outer two of which have pointed heads. Window to east of porch has
one light with a trefoiled head and blind cusped spandrels. South porch:
round-headed arch with heavy roll moulding, perhaps C12; one small light
to each side wall with ogee head and trefoil beneath (cf bell-cote). South
doorway is a chamfered pointed arch. Interior: late C19 open wagon roof
with brattished wall-plates. Trefoil-headed piscina with square drain;
C12 corbel rising from circular base to scalloped trumpet capital and
square abacus set in south side of east wall. To the left of the east
window is a large raised panel with a brattished top, ovolo-moulded sides
and a plain recessed segmental-headed arch. Pulpit, mid- to late C19:
three sides with chevron and ball flower frieze and three stylised composite
capitals supporting miniature wall-shafts. Late C19 chancel screen has
open trefoil-headed panels, central entrance with carved spandrels and a
brattished top. Late C19 harmonium by Mason and Hamlin, Boston, USA.
Font, also late C19, has circular bowl set in an octagon decorated with
quatrefoil panels beneath blind ogee cresting and shamrocks, octagonal
stem, round base. The earlier font from this chapel is in the garden of
Amberley Court (qv). (RCHM, Vol II, p 136).
Listing NGR: SO5465847885
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Source: English Heritage
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