Elston Chapel, Elston, Nottinghamshire
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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 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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A church set in picturesque countryside
Access to this church is across a field.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles south west of Newark. Take A46 -sign for Elston. On entering the village left turn into Pinfold Lane then right – Old Chapel Lane is on left. Chapel is situation in a field at the end of a no through road.
Nearest railway station: Newark (5 miles).
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Elston Chapel - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Nottinghamshire churches are in our North region
Useful local links:
- Experience Nottinghamshire tourism website
- Days out with the kids in Nottinghamshire
- Nottinghamshire Historical & Archaeological Society
- Nottinghamshire History
- Nottinghamshire Family History Society
- Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust
- List of churches in Nottinghamshire
- Nottinghamshire is in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham