Minsden Chapel, Whitwell Road, Langley - North Hertfordshire

Ruined remains of a small C14 two-cell church with bellcote. Built of flint rubble with stone dressings, plastered externally. Probably a ruin by end of C17. Church was dedicated to St Nicholas. Inspection showed loss of voussoirs from openings and general erosion of fabric which requires consolidation. The church is currently in the process of being declared redundant and Historic England are keen to discuss measures to secure its future when it passes into private ownership.

Minsden Chapel, Whitwell Road, Langley - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Minsden Chapel
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003543
  • Local Planning Authority: North Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Minsden Chapel
  • Street Name: Whitwell Road
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: North Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Langley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hitchin and Harpenden
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1003543 and 1347462