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St Thomas' Chapel Approximately 20 Metres South of Chapel Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Meppershall, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0125 / 52°0'45"N

Longitude: -0.3299 / 0°19'47"W

OS Eastings: 514715

OS Northings: 236215

OS Grid: TL147362

Mapcode National: GBR H51.TMF

Mapcode Global: VHGNC.7PF2

Entry Name: St Thomas' Chapel Approximately 20 Metres South of Chapel Farmhouse

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37849

Location: Meppershall, Central Bedfordshire, SG17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Meppershall

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Meppershall

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


31.10.66 St Thomas' Chapel,
approximately 20 metres S
of Chapel Farmhouse


Former chapel, now used as barn. Dedicated to Saint Thomas the Martyr, the
chapel was attached to the Grange belonging to Chicksands Priory. Circa
1175, chancel rebuilt c.1500. Coursed ironstone rubble, coursed limestone
rubble, ashlar dressings, with repairs in red brick. Clay tile roofs. All
original openings blocked with red brick. Consists of aisleless nave and
chancel, chancel roof slightly higher than nave. Nave: 3 bays. Through
purlin roof with straight wind braces. W elevation wall mostly rebuilt in
brick with-pointed-arched doorway, the gable rendered. N and S elevations
each have one early C14 pointed-arched 2 light window to E bay, only the N one
retaining some of its flowing tracery. C12 doorway at W end of N elevation
has enriched round arch with billet and lozenge mouldings, and foliate
capitals below which columns have been remover. Chancel: 2-bays. Original
clasped purlin roof with curved wind braces. Central truss has moulded stone
corbels, S one with grotesque head. E elevation has 3-centred arched
window and rendered gable. N and S elevations each have 2-light window with
flat head to E bay. N elevation has 4-centred doorway opposite single-light
low-side window to S elevation.

Listing NGR: TL1471536215

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