Herefordshire Places of Worship

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Amberley Chapel, Amberley
Amberley Chapel,
Amberley Court,
Amberley, Herefordshire.


This Chapel has/had a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in the 14th century, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

Pevsner dates the chapel to the early 14th century "except for a reset Late Norman trumpet capital in the east wall inside and the reset and remodelled porch entrance". It has a two-light bell cote with cusped straight-headed openings.

Situated 2 miles E.N.E of Marden, it was the private chapel belonging to Amberley Court, which Pevsner says is "a perfect example of a 14th century hall-house with solar wing and buttery wing". Obviously, the Court deserves its Grade I Listed Building status! Amberley Chapel is also Listed (Grade II), see the British Listed Buildings website for details, both of them recorded under Marden.

At the time of compilation of The National Gazetteer of 1868, the chapel was said to be in ruins; however Littlebury's Directory of 1876-7 records that it was restored by Thomas Nicholson, of Hereford in 1865; and it was obviously cared for after that, as the Listed Building account mentions a late 19th century harmonium, made by Mason and Hamlin, of Boston, MA; and a font of similar vintage, which has a circular bowl set in an octagon decorated with quatrefoil panels beneath blind ogee cresting and shamrocks". The original font is in the garden of Amberley Court.


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Chapel is/was located at OS grid reference SO5465847880. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Amberley, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 10 Feb 2012 at 14:54.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:02:53 GMT from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 13:34.

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