Elston Chapel, Elston, Nottinghamshire

Old Chapel Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NY
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Open daily from 10am-4pm. For further information please contact the Local Community Officer via email [email protected]
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Elston Chapel - Your Church Tour

You can now help support the work of the Churches Conservation Trust in caring for Elston by text:

To donate £5 please send ELS to 70970

To give £10 please send ELS to 70191

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.