Rotherwas Chapel

Rotherwas Chapel
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For over six centuries, Rotherwas Chapel was an integral part of a sizeable manor house, the seat of the De La Barre and later the Bodenham families. Nearby is the site of successive houses: the medieval half-timbered mansion, its stone-built Tudor extension (with elaborate formal gardens) and its Georgian successor, built in 1732 but itself demolished in 1926 (following the death of the last of the Bodenhams). The originally simple medieval chapel building has a fine Elizabethan timber roof, a rebuilt 18th century tower, and striking Victorian interior decoration and furnishings by the Pugins.
The Volunteers at Rotherwas Chapel hold regular events and conservation cleaning sessions which are open to the public. Please check the main webpage for whats on.

Entry Cost

The chapel is free to enter.


To visit the interior you'll need to borrow the key from Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA.
The key is available 9.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday and the same time every second Saturday of the month.
  • Welcomes

    • Free entry
  • Special Features

    • Historical Interest
    • Rural location
  • Facilities

    • Picnics welcome
Rotherwas Chapel

Directions & Parking

Map pin Chapel Road
1 1⁄2 miles SE of Hereford on B4399, left into Chapel Road. Parking at HARC followed by 1/2 mile walk or in the designated field adjacent to the chapel.