Elston Chapel, Elston, Nottinghamshire

Old Chapel Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NY
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Following the raising of the Local COVID Alert Level across Nottinghamshire to Very High (Tier 3) with Additional Measures on 30 October 2020, this church is currently closed to the public.
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Elston Chapel - Your Church Tour


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 feature is the entrance - this is a Norman door - a huge stone arch with zigzag decoration that is nearly 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.