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

Location

    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