SK2744 : Halter Devil Chapel

near to Mercaston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Halter Devil Chapel
Halter Devil Chapel
Halter Devil Chapel, between Hulland Ward and Mercaston, Derbyshire.

The Legend: One stormy night in 1723, a very drunken farmer called Francis Brown, decided to ride to Derby, about eight miles. He met his wife's protests with the remark 'Ride I will if I have to halter the devil'. As he was trying to put the halter on what he thought was a horse, a flash of lightning revealed that the animal had horns. He was so overcome by this that he remained sober for the rest of his life and built the chapel next to his house. In reality he had tried to halter one of his cows in his drunken state.

A service is still held at this chapel on the last Sunday of the month, the farmer will give the key to see inside, (very nice) if you can find him and/or get past the noisy pack of dogs that roam around the farm!
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Friday, 6 May, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 May, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 270 449 [100m precision]
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