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.
Anglican parish church probably of Celtic origins, in rounded churchyard. First rector recorded in mid C14, fabric mostly C15 with plain tower proposed in 1620 but only built in 1688-9. Restored by Prichard & Seddon in 1858, at a cost of #318.
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
Parish church, red sandstone rubble with pale stone dressings, stone tiled roofs, coped gables and cross finials. Nave, chancel and W tower, S porch and N vestry. Tower is squat, square and quite plain with battlements. Cambered headed single bell openings with stone voussoirs and timber louvres, cambered-arched W door with thin stone voussoirs and relieving arch over. S side has blocked ground floor window. and blank plaque. Nave has large SW cornerstones, battered wall base and oak boards to eaves. Flat-headed C15 Perpendicular-style windows with ogee tracery. One 2-light to left of porch, one 3-light to right and projecting rood-stair tower further right. C15 porch has large cornerstones, big moulded pointed S entry with continuous mouldings similar to those at Llangwm Isaf, wave and hollow. Small W side loop. Bench seats within, high C15 roof with moulded wall plate and 6x3 panels, much renewed. C15 moulded 4-centred arched W doorway with repaired studded oak plank door. Base of stoup on E wall. Rood stair projection has eroded purple stone C15 flat-headed single light, ogee-traceried. Chancel S has similar windows to nave, 2-light and 3-light each side of narrow ogee-moulded door with malt-shovel stop. C19 Bath stone 3-light E window with 4-centred head and ogee tracery. Battered base to E wall and large cornerstones. N side is windowless to left, C19 vestry to right has N door and flat-headed ogee traceried E end single light. Nave N has chamfered boarded eaves, battered base and 2 C19 flat-headed Bath stone 2-light windows with ogee tracery.
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.
Rendered interior, detail mostly C15. Nave and chancel divided by chancel arch, both with C15 barrel roofs with moulded ribs, plaster panels and moulded deep wallplates. Nave has 4-centred arch over pointed W door, the original outer door before tower was added. Double board doors. Chamfered pointed W face with pyramid and bar stop, possibly C14. Iron hinges show former much lower floor level. Tower has boarded flat ceiling. Nave roof of 10 x 8 panels. C19 bench pews. S door has C15 segmental pointed head and depressed arched surround. Chamfered door to rood stair, raised up, stone stair within, upper door lost. C18 inscribed floor slabs. Chancel arch has 2 wave mouldings, outer segmental pointed arch with moulding carried down jambs to some 1.4 metres (4' 6") above floor, inner pointed arch dying into side piers, both with ogee mouldings. Malt-shovel stops. Two steps into chancel. Faded C19 painted text over chancel arch 'This is the Gate of Heaven'. Long chancel has roof of 7 x 8 panels, bosses renewed. C19 Bath stone N door to vestry, Trefoil-headed recess to left in S wall. Triangular head to S doorway. Two steps to sanctuary with C18 turned timber baluster rails. Stone flagged floors, with some inscribed floor slabs in chancel, C17 and C18. C19 octagonal font on octagonal shaft. Plain C19 timber pulpit with Gothic timber traceried chancel-arch rails attached. C19 stalls with open traceried fronts. East window with coloured stamped quarries of c1858. S chancel 3-light window with stained glass by Jones & Willis, 1930s. N nave glass by Jones & Willis, c1937, of Good Shepherd and Sower. S 3-light window, 1988 stained glass by Geoffrey Robinson, with seasons, harvest, rainbow and dove (Genesis 8 22).
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.