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The Pilgrims’ Chapel at Chapel Plaister is a tiny, but unique part of our national heritage. It dates back to the 13th Century and stands beside what in previous times, was the principal route to the south west. This chapel is one of the few remaining examples of road side havens, which would have provided shelter and a place of worship to pilgrims journeying to Glastonbury to visit the shrine of Joseph of Arimathea.

The chapel has been adapted for numerous secular uses over the years, but it was restored back to a place of worship in 1893, with a more recent and comprehensive restoration, taking place in 1999.

Chapel Plaister stands within the bounds of the former parish of Hazelbury, whose parish church has long since been demolished.

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Chapel Plaister Open Afternoons

Pilgrim's Chapel at Chapel Plaister will be opening for public viewing on each Wednesday

2.00p.m. To 4.00 p.m.

From May to the end of September.