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Saxon Church

Beautiful location down a lane by a stream. Plenty of walks along the river also and neighbouring... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Richard2369
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Llandybie, United Kingdom
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Lovely old chapel

Well worth going to visit this chapel especuially if you visit the parish church of Deerhurst at... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Janet H
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

It's worth visiting if you are interested in old buildings, Anglo-Saxon history, churches, or especially all three. There isn't a lot of information and it's very small. I think I spent about 10 minutes there and less than half of that was looking around, I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location down a lane by a stream. Plenty of walks along the river also and neighbouring fields. The Saxon church is a basic stone building with wooden rafters and one wonders what it must have been like in days gone by. Some information boards...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Well worth going to visit this chapel especuially if you visit the parish church of Deerhurst at the same time. So pleased to see the restoration work to enable one to absorb our past heritage.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

It is exactly what it says it is, a chapel dating back to 1056 by a nearby steam & the river. Nice surroundings for a picnic or a walk, probably spent 5-10 minutes looking around the chapel itself.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Yes this is an ancient and important site. But there is not enough text or a guide book to explain its importance. It is really overshadowed by the Church, and if you only have time to visit one monument- visit the Church

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Odda's chapel is thought to be the most complete Anglo-Saxon chapel in the country. It had been incorporated into a near by farmhouse and was forgotten about and then rediscovered in 1865. It is in a quite a remote area but surprisingly there were quite...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ES1211
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very few buildings from before the Conquest survive, and most of those have been altered or are in some way ruined. Odda's Chapel is pretty much as it was at the time of Edward the Confessor. Built in 1056, it's incredible it's survived

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Earl Odda had this chapel built in 1056 for the soul of his brother Ælfric, who died in 1053. Over time it had become incorporated into the farmhouse next door, only to be rediscovered in 1865 by Revd George Butterworth. Previously in 1675 the Odda...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Don't be too busy to explore Odda's Chapel at Deerhurst in what is now a quiet backwater but once was a centre of monastic witness known by Bede miles away on Tyneside. The chapel is rather bare but St.Mary's church next door has parts that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very early chapel - not sure how much has been restored, if not much, then it's astonishing how it has survived the past 1500 odd years.Don't expect anything elegant or grand, just be humbled by its survival The stonework is remarkable for its age and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jacqueline H
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