Monument record MCC10030 - St Barnabas' Church, Chappel


Formerly a chapel of St Barnabas, Great Tey. Recorded in 1285.


Grid reference Centred TL 89415 28365 (19m by 14m)
Map sheet TL82NE
County ESSEX


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Bettley & Pevsner record, 'Formerly a chapel of St Barnabas, Great Tey. Recorded in 1285. Nave an chancel in one, mainly of flint rubble, and belfry with very pointed little weatherboarded spire. The E. window and one S. window are early C14'. C14 roof.<1>

Single-celled church, said to have been erected in 1352; certainly no features are demonstrably earlier, but the puddingstone quoins are remarkable if of that date. Originally a chapel-of-ease to Great Tey and dedicated as such in 1352; made an independent parish in 1533. Graveyard totally destroyed, with headstones being used for paths and boundaries. Archaeologically not very promising. Grading: CIIIa (listed B).<2>

Six digital photographs of St Barnabas' Church, Chappel, taken August 2016.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Bettley, James and Pevsner, Nikolaus. 2007. The buildings of England: Essex. p.199.
  • <2> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.101.
  • <3> Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2016. Photographs of St Barnabas' Church, Chappel. Digital.

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Sep 15 2016 3:49PM

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