The Old Chapel

The chapel was probably built by the Brockhamptons around 1180. The octagonal font was carved from a single block of stone about the same date. The Domultons inserted the large east window, probably at the time they were building Lower Brockhampton House. The graveyard contains numerous burials – perhaps the remains of the inhabitants of the lost village. The gravestones that are still legible commemorate Richard Barneby (d.1719) and his wife Isabella (d.1726). The chapel had been abandoned by 1799, when Jon Barneby built a new estate church by the drive to his father’s new house. The old chapel was swallowed up by the adjacent farmyard, being relegated the status of a barn.*

The Old Chapel

The Old Chapel

The Old Chapel

*From Brockhampton Estate guide book (revised 2015)

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2016

14 Responses to “The Old Chapel Brockhampton”

  1. Interesting but the poles are they for growing beans.
    Coffee is on

  2. lisl says:

    It makes an interesting ruin in the garden, but what a shame it isn’t intact, Cherie

  3. Ginnie says:

    Definitely a photo op if I ever saw one, Cherry!

  4. James Higham says:

    There’s something vaguely spooky about “the lost village”.

  5. Amfortas says:

    Don’t let ‘renovators’ see this. :) It would be a sad day to see this on Grand Designs. There has to be a place kept for such old examples of heritage to fade quietly and with dignity and simply blend into the background.

  6. Ayush says:

    i imagine it was a pleasant walk all around the place, CP

  7. There are still so many places that I haven’t been to in England!?