The name or dedication of the church.
This identifies the church type. Most churches are parish churches which means they serve a specific parish or area. Other types such as chapel, daughter and mission are mostly historic designations as many are now also parish churches. Please note that former churches are no longer used for worhsip and may be in private ownership.
A unique identification number given to every church.
The name of the diocese in which the church is located.
The name of the archdeaconry in which the church is located.
This is the legal name of the parish as given by the Church Commissioners.
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There are 3 levels of listing: Grade I, II* & II. The majority of buildings which are of special interest are Grade II. A much smaller number of particularly important buildings are listed as Grade II*. Buildings of exceptional interest (approx 2% of the total number of listed buildings) are Grade I.
Ancient monuments and archaeological remains of national importance are protected by law. Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service is responsible for compiling a schedule (list) of these ancient monuments, some of which can be found in churches and churchyards. Examples can include churchyard crosses and the archaeological remains of previous churches or buildings on the site.
There are three National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. These protect 20 percent of the land in Wales, including precious landscapes, habitats, villages and heritage sites.
There are over 500 conservation areas in Wales. They are designated by local planning authorities for their special architectural and historic interest.
The Buildings at Risk register is managed by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) in order to identify the number and type of listed buildings at risk in Wales.
It is often extremely difficult to determine a precise date of construction for a church as many have been extensively altered over time. Church Heritage Cymru therefore shows a date range within which a church is believed to have been constructed. The dates are as follows: Early Medieval (pre 1066), Medieval (post 1066 to 1540), Post Medieval (1540 to 1837), Victorian/Pre WWI (1837 to 1914) and Modern (post 1914).
This is a very brief summary of the church's main features. More detailed nformation can be found in the other fields and pages (tabs) in this database.
Useful information is displayed here for people wishing to visit the church. This may include things like opening hours, catering & toilet facilities, parking, etc.
If the church has its own website the details will be displayed here.
Any further sources of information for the church will be listed here (eg. links to other historic databases).
This is the Ordnance Survey (OS) reference for the location of the church. Some locations will be approximate as this data is continuously being refined and updated.
This is the name of the Local Authoirity within which the church is located.
This describes how the church relates to its immediate and wider environment, sometimes called its setting. It describes how the church contributes to its landscape or townscape and how these things collectively contribute to the character of the area.
This is a description of the ground plan of the church.
If known, the dimensions (measurements) of the church ground plan will be displayed here.
If the footrprint (area) of the church is known, it will be displayed here.
A description of the history and archaeology of the church and its site.
There is nothing to date the church to before the C15 apart from its massive tower and its plain nature and lack of windows, which may suggest something earlier. There is no record of a Victorian restoration but there clearly have been repairs e.g. quoin replacements, at the top of the tower and re-roofing, and some of this is known to have been done in 1925. The very similar appearance of the roofline and tower to that of St. Cadoc, Llangattock-nigh-Usk (qv), may suggest that John Upton of Gloucester also worked on this church. Externally the building shows little change from the early C20.
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
Built of random grey/red sandstone with dressed quoins, natural slate roofs. Nave and chancel under a continuous roof, north aisle and south porch to the nave, west tower. The south wall is continuous with six bays (4 + 2 nave and chancel) and two projections for the porch and the rood-loft; thus window, porch, window, rood, priest's door, window. The first window is a 2-light square headed Perpendicular one with cinquefoiled lights and glazed spandrels. To the left of this is a reset medieval carving of two angels. The porch is a deep gabled one with an open timber entrance i.e. no stone arch, side-lights with cusped heads. The porch seems C15 but has been repaired; it also seems to be an addition to an older structure as the doorway within has a 2-centred head and a continuous sunk chamfer moulding. The next window is a large 3-light one as before, then the projection for the rood with a small lancet. The chancel has the priest's door with 2-centred head then another 2-light window as before. The east gable is coped with an apex cross. The east window is pointed with two cinquefoiled lights and a quatrefoil in the head. The north wall has a blind chancel, a 2-light rood window and a north aisle under a catslide roof with a single light and a 2-light window; the single light window has a cinquefoil head with relief carvings of ironworkers' tools in the spandrels. The tower is square and massive with sharply defined quoins. There are three undefined stages with small rectangular lights on the south and west faces at the base and the south and north faces on the stage above. The bell-stage, which shows signs of reconstruction, has a 2-light opening under a carved single stone lintel. Pyramid slated roof.
Information about any noteable architects, artists, people, or events associated with the church.
Information about any important features and building fabric.
If known, a list of the church's major building material/s will be displayed here.
Any renewable energy systems the church is using will be listed here.
This section gives a general description of the interior of the church. Further details of any important internal fixtures and fittings will be listed below.
Continous roof to nave and chancel, seven principal rafter trusses with arched collars, light purlins, secondary rafters and ridge piece; the rafters are continuous into the north aisle over the heavy wall-plate supported by the arcade; simple 4-bay arcade of moulded oak columns, reeded mouldings which die out into carfully carved bases. C16 font. Victorian furnishings.
Information about the church's important internal fixtures and fittings.
Information about the church's important moveable items and artworks.
A description of the ecology of the churchyard.
Information about the presence of bats in the church building or churchyard.
Records whether the church has been consecrated.
Records whether there have been burials in the churchyard.
Records whether the churchyard is still being used for burials.
Records whether there are any war graves in the churchyard.
Any important churchyard structures will be listed here.
Signifiance levels are set at high, medium and low.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship of the church to its surrounding area and helps place it within its wider landscape context.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the significance of the historic building fabric of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the historic significance of the interior of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship between the church and its community.