History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Everything is simple, even austere; the glass is clear and uncoloured, the walls are uncluttered stone and brick, the pews narrow and uncomfortable looking. The pews are jammed together in an intentional effort to make kneeling impossible, as kneeling considered a Papist practice and thus to be avoided.
Quite why the chapel was built is unclear; it may have been intended for some form of Nonconformist group, but in 1662 it was annexed to St Mary's at Wisbech, some 4 miles distant, as a chapel of ease.
There is a society of Friends of Guyhirn Chapel of Ease, which once boasted poet John Betjeman as its President. In fact, Betjeman wrote a poem in praise of the little chapel.
Guyhirn Chapel is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. As of this writing, the Trust suggests ringing to arrange access to the chapel interior. Please check the Trust website for current details.
About Guyhirn Chapel
Address: High Road, Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire, England, PE13 4EF
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles south west of Wisbech off the A47
Website: Guyhirn Chapel
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: David Prestidge, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Parson Drove, St John's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
March Museum - 4.7 miles (Museum)
Peckover House - 4.9 miles (Historic House)
Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum - 5 miles (Museum)
Wisbech and Fenland Museum - 5.1 miles (Museum)
Wisbech Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church)
Leverington, St Leonard's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
March, St Wendreda's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Guyhirn Chapel:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
The Priory Centre
78 Priory Road
Tel: 01553 763044
Fax: 01366 385 042