Monday, October 22, 2018

The former Congregational chapel in Tur Langton

As well as its incongruous but magnificent Victorian church and the remaining fragment of its predecessor, Tur Langton once had a Noncomformist chapel.

According to The Churches Of Britain and Ireland page for Leicestershire, it was Congregational and closed before 1957. (Later. But see the comment from Mark Cox below.)

Like the chapel in nearby East Langton, it appears to have suffered the indignity of being turned into a garage.

But it still looked fine in the autumnal afternoon sunshine on Saturday.

1 comment:

Mark Cox said...

Hi Jonathan,

Some lovely photographs of Tur Langton which brings back memories of my childhood in the Langtons.

However I'm pretty certain the chapel to which you refer did not close until the late 60's early 70's as I remember going to the harvest festivals there with my Grandmother who lived in the village.

One of the mainstays of the chapel when it was flourishing still lives in the village.

Best Wishes

Mark Cox