Angle – St Anthony’s Chapel

History

   The chapel of St. Anthony, also called the Seamen’s Chapel or the Fishermen’s Chapel, was erected in 1447 by knight Edward de Shirburn. Originally it served as a charnel for drowners at sea, it became a chapel only in the twentieth century. It was renovated in 1853 and again in 1862.

Architecture

   The chapel is a small, aisleless structure on a rectangular plan with the main room on the ground floor accessible from the west and with a vaulted crypt below. A separate entrance portal in the eastern wall leads to the crypt and is illuminated by small openings located just above the ground level. The upper part of the chapel is topped with a gable roof and illuminated with late Gothic windows: two-light window embedded in the eastern wall and single-light one in the southern façade. There is a small stone piscina inside.

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bibliography:
Salter M., The old parish churches of South-West Wales, Malvern 2003.

Website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, Sailors’ Chapel.
Website wikipedia.org, Sailors’ Chapel, Angle.