Chapelfoot, Hertfordshire, England

Minsden Chapel

Minsden Chapel

The ruins of Minsden Chapel were purported to be haunted by the spectre of a monk climbing stairs that no longer existed to the north-east area of the chapel at midnight on Halloween. Other phenomena included the appearance of a glowing cross on the wall, and the hearing of distant music or the ringing of bells. Legends also exist of a lost tunnel and of a murdered nun. In 1907, T.W. Latchmore, a local professional photographer took a photograph of a ghostly monk at the Chapel. In later years it emerged that he had faked the photograph by simple means of double exposure.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Chapelfoot is a hamlet in Hertfordshire, England.

It is located approximately 3 miles west of Stevenage.

Pictured left is Minsden Chapel courtesy of maybeMaybeMaybe. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.