Chapel Lawn is a small community within the Redlake Valley, some 3 miles south of Clun in South Shropshire. The village lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty bounded to the north by Bryneddin Wood, an ancient deciduous wood containing extensive plantings of Sessile Oak. On Caer Caradoc, a 403 metre high hill less than 1 kilometre south of the village, can be found an Iron Age Fort with mounds and ditches well defined and maintained by English Heritage.
St Mary's Church in the centre of Chapel Lawn was designed by Edward Haycock in the
lancet style and erected in 1844. It was planned to provide 232 sittings, of which
162 were declared free and un-
A local conservation spot, Hodre Pond, lies along the road to Obley, some 1.5 kms from the village centre and dates back some 400 years. The pond boasts many aquatic species of flora and fauna well worthy of viewing.
Many public footpaths cross the Redlake Valley enabling walkers to see the the features mentioned above. Walkers are free to leave their cars at the Village Hall car park (next to the Church) whilst enjoying the local sights. Numerous sheep and cattle graze on the higher fields and walkers are asked to obey the countryside code, closing gates after themselves and keeping dogs under control.
ST MARY’s CHURCH, RESTORATION UPDATE
The cost of the work to be carried out is now £60,300. Grants of £37,000 have been obtained in addition to donations of £2,660.18 and Church funds amounting to approximately £9,000. Therefore although some VAT will be reclaimed, money still needs to be to be raised so fundraising events have been planned during 2013 See 'What's On'
Site designed and currently maintained by Becky Whitton, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn.