Accessible Monday to Friday and the second Saturday of every month. Key available from the Herefordshire Archive and Records
Chapel Rd, Rotherwas, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6LD
Rotherwas was the family chapel of the Roman Catholic Bodenham family. The originally simple medieval building has a fine Elizabethan timber roof, a rebuilt 18th century tower, and striking Victorian interior decoration and furnishings by the Pugins.
Read more about the history of the chapel.
The site is managed in association with The Friends of Rotherwas Chapel.
Canary Girls memorial bike ride - Friday 8th March 2019 12pm - 3pm
This mass cycle ride, taking place on International Women's Day, commemorates the Canary Girls - the workers of the Rotherwas Munitions Factory. The bike ride starts at 12pm at De Koffie Pot Cafe before visiting various sites around Hereford and Rotherwas. Rotherwas Chapel will be open to coincide with this event and will have displays about Rotherwas as well as a chance to see the Friends in action on the chapel housekeeping. Come along to support the ride and see whats happening. The ride is likely to pass Rotherwas Chapel at around 12.30pm.
One afternoon every month, the Friends of Rotherwas Chapel spend an hour checking, dusting and vacuuming the Chapel from 1pm. Visitors are welcome to come and see the Chapel and talk with the Friends.
Next dates: 13th April 2019 (11am - 1pm)
Before You Go
Opening Times: The exterior can be viewed during any reasonable daylight hours.
To visit the interior of the chapel you'll need to borrow the key from the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA. Contact them on 01432 260750.
The key is available 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Friday and at the same time every second Saturday of the month.
Parking: Parking is available at the HARC, from which the new Hereford Greenway provides a scenic walk to the chapel of approximately half a mile. Alternate parking is available in the designated field adjacent to the chapel - this can be muddy in wet weather. Please close the gate.
Facilities: Nearby Hereford has facilities, shops and food outlets.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Within a 30 minute drive is the charming church of St Mary's, Kempley, a 12th century parish church famous for its medieval wall paintings.
Goodrich Castle is also nearby. One of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles, it boasts a spectacular setting, extensive ruins and a café serving a variety of tempting treats.