Langley Chapel
Langley Chapel
A small rural chapel dating primarily from the 16th century. The first chapel here was built by the Burnell family sometime around 1278 to serve as a private family chapel, and parts of that 13th century building are incorporated in the present chapel. The chapel was rebuilt in 1546 to a simple rectangular plan augmented with a small bellcote at the west end.
The building is of grey sandstone braced with corner diagonal buttresses at the east end. Most of the interior furnishings date to the early 17th century, when the interior was restored by Sir Humphrey Lee. Lee's work has been called 'an almost perfect set of 17th century timber furnishings' and they include a musician's gallery over the west end.

By the late 17th century the chapel had fallen into disuse, and as a result the furnishings remain unchanged, like a time capsule of the early 17th century. It is a beautiful old building, and well worth a visit.