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Chavenage Church Photos by
John Wilkes of Cam near Dursley, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire Photo Library

Page composition by Allan Taylor of Vancouver, Canada

The chapel is detached from, but stands immediately west of, the grand 16th C Cotswold stone manor, Chavenage House. The chapel has a west tower with angle buttresses, embattled parapet, pinnacles, and a taller stair turret - all built as a folly in the 18th C. The nave was rebuilt conventionally in the late 19th C. The font is a fluted Early Norman bowl, found on the estate. It may have originated from a chapel at Ledgemore, nearby. There is a late 19th C stained glass east window in the chapel and others that are based on figures by Sir Joshua Reynolds.