Chapel of St John the Baptist
This remarkable private chapel was built by the redoubtable Mrs Harris just over a hundred years ago to the designs of the leading Arts and Crafts architect Sir Guy Dawber, one of the founders of the CPRE. She assembled a glittering array of artists to realise her dream led by Louis Davis for the glass at the east end and George Bankart for the barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling (do notice the birds flying across the ceiling). The chapel was built over a well which can be picked out on the roadside.
The Friends have undertaken a programme of repairs which included the rebuilding of Dawber’s gates into the churchyard and the cleaning and repair of the chandeliers.
Church closed temporarily for essential repairs.
Can visitors please keep children and dogs away from the edge of the churchyard where there is a long drop to the road.
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