Langley Chapel, Langley, Shropshire

Langley Chapel, Langley, Shropshire
Photograph taken 01 May 1990 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J900131

Permission to build a chapel at Langley was obtained by Richard Burnell, lord of the manor of Langley, in 1313. The present chapel structure still has elements of the medieval building. It was largely rebuilt around 1546 when the manor passed to the Lee family. By 1552 it had its own priest. It was virtually unused from the late 17th century and has had very few changes. As a result it is one of the few places with an almost a complete set of Puritan church fittings. The last regular service was held in 1871. The chapel was restored in 1900, and in the 1960s. In 1914, it became one of the first buildings to be taken into the care of the Ministry of Works. It is now (2011) in the care of English Heritage.

Location

Shropshire Acton Burnell

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

english heritage church religion faith