Haughton Chapel

I was fascinated by this little chapel we discovered in the middle of knowhere, so I did a little investigating.. The earliest reference to the chapel I can find is from the 1100s, which shows there was already a community here well before then. 'The chapel is dedicated to St. James, and as parts of the present building, such as the fine south doorway, belong to Norman times, it seems evident that it served as a parish church to a small village up until the forced depopulation of the place by Edward Stanhope’s Enclosure of 1509, when he brought it within his park and it became a mere domestic chapel to the hall.' I find it amazing that with it's long history, this place has been left to rot with not so much as even a footpath to the place.

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1909
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1935
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1790
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1915
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1920
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2005
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2005
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1908
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1914
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1928
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1947
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1980
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1980
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1980
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1980
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Haughton Hall 1709
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Haughton Park 1709
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