Yatton Chapel, Yatton Village

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.  Yatton Chapel is constructed in sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, and has a stone slate roof. Its plan is simple, consisting of a nave and chancel, and a bellcote at the west end. The bellcote is weatherboarded and has a pyramidal roof. The south doorway is Norman in style. It has a semi-circular arched head decorated with chevrons, and a tympanum carved with a foliar design. To the right of the doorway are a double square-headed window, a small single-light square-headed window, and a larger single-light window with a pointed arch. In the east wall are two single-light round-headed windows, one above the other. At the west end is a two-light window with trefoil heads. Inside the church are two fonts. The original font, probably from the 12th century, is a damaged plain cylindrical bowl. The other font, dating from the 12th century, also has a plain cylindrical bowl and was moved here from the church at Brobury when it closed.    Post code: HR1 4TD