Chelwood Gate Chapel

The date of this chapel of ease in the parish of Danehill has not been recorded and it appears never to have had a dedication.  However, the form of the architecture shows that, though very different, the main part dates from much the same time as Danehill church, i e probably from the 1890s, though the chapel is not to be found in either of Robert Elleray’s books.

The chapel has a nave and a chancel, which are separated by a wooden pointed arch.  It is built of brick with a west porch.  Above this on the gable is a cross, the only obvious indication at the western end that this is a place of worship.  Except for two vestigial lancets either side of the porch and three east lancets, the windows are square-headed, but their small diamond panes hint at some function other than the domestic.  There is a large and much later extension at right-angles to the south side which is entirely domestic in appearance.

My particular thanks are due to Nick Wiseman, who as well as providing the photographs, drew my attention to the existence of this chapel.