Chipping, St Bartholomew's Church (c) K A
Chipping, St Bartholomew's Church

There may have been a church in the small village of Chipping as early as the late 6th century, though if so, no trace of it now exists. The current church is very much here, however; it is an attractive building, dating mostly to the 13th century, with subsequent rebuilding in the 16th and 19th centuries.

The medieval church was substantially rebuilt in 1506 with sandstone rubble, beneath a slate roof. The church consists of a nave, chancel, two aisles, south porch, and west tower.

During restoration work in 1872, a Saxon basin was discovered, measuring about 2 feet high and 18 inches wide. This basin may have been used as a font; it is undecorated save for a pair of lines at the brim about 2 inches apart.

The only other real point of historical interest is a Henry Wills organ, made in 1876.

As of this writing, the church is normally open afternoons except Monday.