Talbot Chapel, Longford, Shropshire

Address: Longford Road, Longford, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8LR
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An undemolished survivor

The chapel is actually the surviving south aisle of a medieval church which was demolished in 1803 - a wide blocked arch in the north wall shows where it once connected with the chancel. It contains a fine 17th-century monument to Thomas Talbot, with original railings. The inscription has a moving tribute to Talbot’s widow.

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Road directions

Leaving the A518 onto the Lilleshall to Edgmond road, look for the brown 'historic church' sign. Turn right here and travel along Longford Lane for approximately quarter of a mile. A Victorian red sandstone church can be seen on the left (now a private dwelling). Talbot Chapel is hidden behind this church. Please do not park in front of the gates to the private dwelling.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Oakengates (5.1 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 726 184

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This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Shropshire & Staffordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Mrs L Fletcher (05 Jan 2012, 14:43)

    It is a bit formidable having to come down a private drive (about 100 yds) to get to the chapel, since the chapel is behind a 19th century church (now a private house) but well worth the doubts - as there is a superb monument to the Talbot's of Longford Hall just down the round. The major part of the monument is an elegy to a departed husband by a loving wife 1686.

  2. Henry (04 Jan 2013, 21:11)

    I didn't know anything about this church, I found out about it by seeing a brown tourist sign. Although you are pointed in the right direction, there is nothing to show where it is along the road you access it off. Once you have found it, its right next to another church that now converted into a house, it really worth looking for. A charming little gem! Guide books are available inside, but it would have been nice to of got a post card of the church, are these available anywhere.,

  3. Mike (21 Apr 2013, 12:31)

    Worth going out of the way to see - there is open access down a gravel drive at the head of which are electrically operated gates. Don't attempt to open the gates! There is a notice on the gates to this effect directing you to bypass them (on the left hand side) via the field - a detour of about 25 feet! There is also roadside parking further along from that access where the road widens.

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Talbot Chapel, Longford, Shropshire

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.

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.