Elston Chapel, Elston, Nottinghamshire

Address: Old Chapel Lane, Elston, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NY
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A rustic chapel in a tranquil setting

This small solitary barn-like chapel of Norman origin stands in the middle of a peaceful field. Without a tower or even a bellcote, it exemplifies simplicity and charm.

The most significant features is the entrance - this is a Norman door – a huge stone arch with zigzag decoration that is neartly 1,000 years old.

Look for the graffiti on the door jamb from 1717.

Inside, there are late Georgian rustic pews, a gallery, a communion table, a pulpit and several layers of wall paintings , some of which feature Georgian biblical texts.

A large Royal coat of arms is featured on the north wall.

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Road directions

5 miles south west of Newark, off A46 (Fosse Way) to the village of Elston; church in field to the north east of Elston

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Newark (5 miles).

OS Reference No.

SK 761 482

What’s on & news

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 



PDF iconDerbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Elston Chapel, Elston, Nottinghamshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Access to this church is across field.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.