Odda’s Chapel used to be concealed behind walls added over the course of later centuries. The chancel had been divided by floors, while the nave had become a kitchen. Only in 1865 was this complete Saxon chapel revealed. The Odda Stone, an inscribed tablet discovered inside, dates the chapel’s construction to 1056.
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Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily, Apr-Oct 10-6; Nov-Mar 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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