This is the church steeple at Little Brington, not far from where I live. Oh wait... there's a steeple but what happened to the church?
According to Wikipedia, the chapel was built as an act of kindness by the local squire because the villages at Little Brington couldn't make it to the (much larger) church at Great Brington, but most of the buildings fell into disrepair and were demolished shortly after WWII.
However, according to local legend it was built because the squire had his grounds landscaped and wanted to see something tall in the view from his drawing room windows. Given that Little and Great Brington are less than a mile apart, and given that 19th century farmworkers would think nothing of walking a mile to church and back, I know which version I believe!
As for the squire... his name was Frederick, 4th Earl Spencer, and his great-great-great-grandson is HRH Prince William of Wales whose forthcoming wedding is what prompted me to post this now.