Amberley Chapel, Herefordshire
- Site Location
- National Grid Reference
- SO 546 479
now (or name of monument): none
- Type of building/monument
- Parish church
II General Description
The chapel is simple with nave, chancel and a bellcote rather than a tower. Details are mainly early 14thc., but there is a late-12thc. corbel re-set in the E chancel wall. This is the only Romanesque feature. The chapel was in ruins in 1868.
IV Interior Features
5. Interior Decoration
(i) Corbel capital
Re-set in the E chancel wall, a corbel capital with square abacus, trumpet scallops and a tapering conical shaft below a plain necking. There are five scallops on the main face and three on either side. The shields are outlined by grooves.
|w. at abacus||0.43 m|
|d. at abacus||0.22 m|
|overall h.||0.45 m|
Amberley was held by Richard from Ansfrid de Cormeilles in 1086. No church was recorded.
Benefice of Marden with Amberley and Wisteston.
According to RCHME (1932) parts of the fabric may date from the 12thc. The corbel capital, however, is certainly re-set, and is similar to one in the S chancel arcade at Ledbury. The date is late 12thc.
- N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Harmondsworth, 1963, 66.
- RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: East, 1932, 136.