St Margaret's Chapel, Mells, Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet - Suffolk Coastal

Remains of a two-celled chapel of c1100, consisting of a nave and apsidal chancel. The original facing masonry has disappeared leaving the carbonated but vulnerable flint and rubble core. The structure was modified and partly reconstructed between C16 and C19. The chancel arch was repaired in 2008. Exposed wall tops and vertical surfaces allow water penetration into the core, resulting in frost damage and loss of historic masonry. As part of a Historic England Management Agreement the owner intends to carry out repairs and conservation of the walls.

St Margaret's Chapel, Mells, Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet - Suffolk Coastal
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: St Margaret's Chapel, Mells
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003761
  • Local Planning Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel


  • Building Name: St Margaret's Chapel
  • Street Name: Mells
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Suffolk Coastal
  • Parish: Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Suffolk Coastal
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Will Fletcher 01223 582710

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England