MINSDEN CHAPEL AT NORTH EAST CORNER OF MINSDEN PLANTATION GRID REFERENCE TL 1982 2458

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1347462
Date first listed:
27-May-1968
Statutory Address:
MINSDEN CHAPEL AT NORTH EAST CORNER OF MINSDEN PLANTATION GRID REFERENCE TL 1982 2458, WHITWELL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINSDEN CHAPEL AT NORTH EAST CORNER OF MINSDEN PLANTATION GRID REFERENCE TL 1982 2458, WHITWELL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Langley
National Grid Reference:
TL 19820 24580

Details

TL 12 SE LANGLEY WHITWELL ROAD (West side)

4/74 Minsden Chapel at 27.5.68 NE corner of Minsden Plantation Grid Ref TL 1982 2458

II

Ruined chapel. Probably C14, mentioned in 1450, a ruin by end of C17. Flint rubble, plastered externally, with stone dressings. Remains of red brick bellcote at W gable. A small 2-cells church with nave and narrow square ended chancel. Diagonal buttresses at E end of chancel and W end of nave, but set-back corner buttress to E end of nave suggest that the church is of one build. 2 other buttresses to each side of nave. Line of creasing of lower chancel roof on E end of nave. Central doorway and 2 holes for windows on S side of nave. N doorway in same bay but further to W. Much of S wall of nave stands to full height and W wall with put log holes at 3 levels. N wall more fragmentary. Rough opening for chancel arch in E wall. Half-metre high walls of chancel with tall SE angle pier. Line of beam sockets across E face of W wall of nave at eaves height. Inscribed stone floor slab in chancel 'IN MEMORIAM/ REGINALD L HINE/HISTORIAN/OF HITCHIN/1883-1949/REQUIESCAT IN PACE'. Hine's ashes were scattered here. The church was dedicated to St. Nicholas and served the hamlets of Preston, Langley and Minsden until church rates were levied in this area for St. Mary's Hitchin and the church here fell into ruin. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Herts No.14). (RCHM (1911)137-8: VCH (1912)18: Pevsner (1977)247-8).

Listing NGR: TL1982024580

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
162866
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 18
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 247-8
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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