Claverham Road, Yatton, Bristol, Somerset BS49
A small prefabricated timber hut, used by the British Legion until acquired by the local Catholic parish after the Second World War.
Mass was first said at the Drill Hall in Yatton on 17 November 1935 by a Franciscan from Clevedon. A permanent Mass centre was established in 1937. By the end of 1945, Mass was being said in the British Legion hut in Claverham Road; this was acquired in the 1950s. In the mid-1960s, several sites in Yatton were considered for the construction of a permanent church, but this foundered after the local authority refused planning permission. The chapel continues to be served from Clevedon (q.v.).
The building is a prefabricated building of timber on a brick plinth erected before 1945. It has six windows to the sides, each divided into six panes and with an internal framework giving each window the appearance of three lancets. The west end is rendered. The east end windows to the sacristy have been replaced in uPVC. The interior has not been inspected.
Architect: None known
Original Date: 1940
Conservation Area: Yes
Listed Grade: Not Listed