Backinstone Chapel

Best reached from the village of Pyle, following the lane to Backinstone, breaking to the right around half way down, the ruins of Backinstone Chapel can be found wrapped in ivy and bramble in a field to the left of the public footpath.

Backinstone Chapel

Beneath this thick tangle of undergrowth lies the remains of a small 18th Century ecclesiastical building, its perimeter measuring 14' 6" x 10' 6". The walls themselves, or what are left of them, measure 1'9" thick. Only glimpses of this building, however, were visible beneath the wild vegetation that enclosed it during 2006.

Backinstone Chapel

Of interest is the fact that a nearby field is named the "Vineyard", leading some local historians to wonder whether the building had any connection to a possible monastery that may have once occupied the site.

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