Bartestree, Longworth R.C. Chapel

Bartestree, Longworth R.C. Chapel



  • Longworth R.C. Chapel, St Michael’s Hospice HR1 4DX
  • OS Grid Ref: 56845 40595
  • Car Parking in hospice lower car park.
  • Hours of Access 11am to 4pm Saturday only
  • Refreshments and toilets by arrangement with St Michael’s Hospice, 100 metres.

A unique C14 2* listed chapel adjacent to Frome Court. In continuous use as a RC chapel for 600 years. Features a most beautiful East window from 1860s by Hardman of Birmingham.

Renovations to the chapel have taken place since 2008 particularly repairs to the roof and pointing (£143000 HE) and this year the re-leading and restitution of all coloured glass (£27000).

The chapel is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust and maintained on a day to day basis by the Friends of Longworth Chapel.

The chapel stands alongside Frome Court, the new name for Bartestree Convent, now converted to apartments. The chapel, or parts of it, previously stood at Old Longworth where it was the private chapel of a manor house. In the mid-19th century with the building of the convent by E.W.Pugin the chapel was moved stone by stone to its present location.