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Langley Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Ruckley and Langley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5966 / 52°35'47"N

Longitude: -2.6829 / 2°40'58"W

OS Eastings: 353839

OS Northings: 300091

OS Grid: SJ538000

Mapcode National: GBR BM.9G63

Mapcode Global: WH8C7.RZMQ

Entry Name: Langley Chapel

Listing Date: 13 June 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052167

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361561

Location: Ruckley and Langley, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ruckley and Langley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Acton Burnell

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 50 SW

Langley Chapel


Shown on O.S. map as Chapel.

Chapel. Circa 1564 on an earlier site, reroofed in 1601 and restored in 1900 by the S.P.A.B. Dressed grey sandstone with sandstone slate roof. Nave and chancel in one. Chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses to east with chamfered offsets, coped parapeted gable end to east, and weatherboarded west bellcote with paired louvred openings and pyramidal cap. Central chamfered round-arched window to south and flanking Tudor-arched doorways (that to right with renewed lintel) with nail-studded boarded doors; chamfered pointed-arched west window; 2-light double-chamfered stone mullioned square-headed window to north; east window with 3 pointed-arched lights and chamfered reveals, and square recessed probable datestone above with chamfered bottom edge (illegible at time of survey - April 1985).

Interior: 4-bay nave roof dated 1601 consisting of moulded arch bracing with moulded and carved pendants, ashlar pieces, pairs of through-purlins, and one tier of windbraces; trussed-rafter chancel roof with fillet-moulded braces and ashlar pieces; nave roof inscribed: "1601", "GH", "HN" (or "NH") and "IBAB"; restored moulded rood beam; framework supporting west bellcote; plaster frieze over ashlar pieces to south with fleur-de-lys, rose and rosette motifs. Early C17 fittings:benches with chamfered drop-shaped poppyheads; musicians' pew at back; 4 box pews at front with H-shaped hinges, fluted friezes, and turned knobs; square reader's pew: panelled with fluted frieze, H-shaped hinges, back boards to 2 sides and square tester with carved scrolled corner brackets; moveable wooden pulpit: hexagonal with pierced fluted frieze and strap hinges; Laudian rails on 3 sides with moulded bases, shaped supports, and benches; communion table. Reused medieval floor tiles at east end.

A chapel at Langley is first mentioned in 1249 and the present building might stand on its site. Langley was a dependent chapelry of Acton Burnell.

County AM No.5,
VCH. Vol. VIII, p.145
DHS Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Vol.6, pp. 495-7.
In guardianships of HB plc.

Listing NGR: SJ5383900091

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