National Trust

2020 is the 125th anniversary of the National Trust.

The National Trust has a variety of unique churches and chapels. From a world famous chapel to a medieval church on a rocky island, there are plenty of spiritual spaces to explore. Other National Trust places are also neighbours to amazing churches and chapels across England and Wales.

Every church has a story to tell, why not discover them here!

National Trust chapels & churches

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Old Soar Manor Chapel

This rare survival of 13th century domestic architecture gives an illuminating impression of the life of a rich medieval family.

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Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey is packed with history, starting first as an abbey and nunnery, then became a Tudor family home.

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Monksthorpe Chapel

Built in a time of dissent and persecution, this unique secluded chapel was designed to look like a farmyard barn in order to avoid being discovered.

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Canons Ashby

Sitting on top of the hill, just across the road from Canons Ashby House, this church is looked after by the National Trust, it is a fragment of the west end of the nave of the Augustinian Priory founded around 1150.

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St Michael's Mount

The abbey is a spectacular sight, perched on a rocky hill and surrounded by blue waters, at low tide, the Mount is approached by a historic stone causeway, used by pilgrims in the Middle Ages.

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Fountains Abbey

In 1132, 13 monks came here to start a simpler life. Over 400 years later, when Henry VIII demanded the closure of the Abbey, the monks left behind the most complete Cistercian abbey remains in the country.

National Trust neighbours

St Hywyn, Aberdaron

Aberdaron was the principal setting out place for pilgrims going to Bardsey Island, so was very busy in medieval times.

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St Hydroc, Lanhydrock

St Hydroc is situated adjacent to Lanhydrock House, the major National Trust property in Cornwall and it contains the monuments and burials of the Estate families.

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Holy Trinity, Tattershall

Sharing the limelight with Tattershall Castle is Lincolnshire's grandest Perpendicular church, a collegiate foundation of the mid 15th century.

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