About Elston Chapel
This small and unassuming chapel has a more interesting history than might first appear. The earliest mention of Elston is in Domesday Book as Elvestune, or Eilaf’s settlement. The settlement was divided into three holdings, each with its own church.
The ancient origin of Elston and this chapel is evident in the Norman doorway on the south side of the church. However, most of the building dates from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
The manor at Elston changed hands many times during the Middle Ages and came into the possession of the Darwin family in the 1680s. Elston chapel was regularly used as a parish church until 1870, when its parish was united with that of nearby Stoke.
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