Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust (TOCT) is a Building Preservation Trust committed to sympathetically preserving, renovating and maintaining the Grade II* listed former Methodist chapel and its site in Tolpuddle, Dorset, which is on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register.
Completed in 1818, the chapel was used for worship by at least four of the six Dorsetshire Labourers, who later became the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The chapel played an important part in developing the education and understanding of deepening social injustices within the membership, which resulted in their forming an agricultural workers friendly society.
TOCT’s aims are the restoration of the former chapel as well as creating interpretation and community engagement activities which tell the story of this architecturally unique building and its local, national and international significance in early history of organised labour and social justice.
Please support Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust’s efforts to preserve this historic and at-risk building.