Sitting on the edge of the town, you’ll find Tidworth Mortuary Chapel. It sounds a bit morbid at first thought but it’s a peaceful area with an interesting history. The old St Mary’s Church within the town was demolished in 1784 by permission of the Bishop of Winchester and material from that church was used to build this chapel. The chapel later fell into a state of disrepair until the Town Council took ownership of it in 2006 and refurbished it in 2008.
Inside the Chapel there is the mysterious crypt containing two coffins, one is believed to be that of a child.
You can access the churchyard at any time, however visits inside the Mortuary Chapel must be organised in advance with Tidworth Town Council.
Accompanied by some of the Tidworth Town Council staff, I was able to go into the chapel and see the memorials and was surprised to see that a crypt lay beneath the floor and two coffins could be seen.