Moorhouse Chapel


Possible medieval footings
at base of north wall

Core fabric 1860/1 on site of medieval chapel

French Gothic revival style with buttressed bell turret and single bell

Nave and chancel continuous; nave with four bays

Windows double and single lancets with round windows in chancel and west end.

South porch with windows and window seats

Vestry to north at the junction of nave and chancel

Significant interior features

Painted sill & brick
in the nave


Walls painted with moulded sill bands and foliate stops

Font and pulpit with painted sides and mouldings

Chancel arch
Detail of one of
the heads


Chancel arch pillared with moulded stops decorated with foliage and beasts

Roof stone vaulted, with moulded ribs and central opening

Decorated style reredos with four panels, texts and decorated pinnacles and finials

Timber and Roofs

  Nave Chancel
Main Principal rafter roof with double purlins, notched braces, collars and minor king posts No timber - stone quadripartite vaulting
Other principal Vestry: timbered roof  
Other timbers Fixed benches  
Chancel roof Nave roof Vestry roof

Bell Frame

Wooden headstock by Fred Pembleton, 1987, for a single bell hung in an Elphick type 'A', Pickford Group 9.A, bellcote of 1861.


  Nave Chancel
Plaster covering & date None, painted brickwork None; painted brickwork
Potential for wall paintings Nil (though architectural features are highlighted in modern coloured paint) Nil (though architectural features are highlighted in modern coloured paint)