Talbot Chapel, Longford, Shropshire
- What's nearby
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 seventeenth-century monument to Thomas Talbot, with original railings. The inscription has a moving tribute to Talbot's widow.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
In a quiet backwater close to Telford
Access to the church is via private drive. There is a grass path to the church through the churchyard.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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.
Nearest railway station: Oakengates (5.1 miles)
History & Further Information
Useful information Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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.Shropshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Shropshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for Talbot Chapel, Longford
All our Shropshire churches are in CCT's North region.
Useful local links
- Shropshire Tourist Information
- Shropshire Tourism website
- Secret Shropshire website
- Shropshire Family History Society
- Family Days Out in Shropshire
- Shropshire Days Out website
- Shropshire History website
- Shropshire Historic Churches Trust
- Shropshire County Council Discover Shropshire website
- Shropshire Archaeological & History Society
- Ironbridge Gorge Museum
- Visit Ironbridge
- Ironbridge Gorge Guide
- Shropshire is in the Diocese of Hereford and the Diocese of Lichfield
- List of churches in Shropshire