Hidden chapel discovered under house

Published on April 7th, 2010 | by Admin


The remains of a chapel has been found under a house, where it has been hidden for over 100 years.

Pat and Diane Farley decided to investigate a metal grid in their home during a family party which had been puzzling them since they moved into their house.

Beneath the grid, located outside their bathroom at their home in Telford, Shropshire, was a hole which their son Gareth, 20, was able to squeeze through.

He and his uncle, Matthew Lathan, 25, found a large chest which was filled with old newspapers dating back to the early 1900’s and old wine and sherry bottles.

In the centre of the brick room lay a wooden cross which had fallen down after rotting away in the damp cave.

Mr Lathan said: “The first thing we came across in the middle of the basement was an old, open chest and in it were old newspapers and bottles dating back to the 1930s.

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