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.
The nave, could in origin, be Norman, as it has a south door with the possibility of a north door opposite, now included in the Perpendicular window which is placed rather oddly in the north wall. The nave seems likely to be older than the chancel which appears in origin to be early C14. The tower is probably early C16. The porch is an addition of 1750 (dated). The church had a minor Victorian restoration of unknown date and little has been changed since. The village school was held in the tower until 1835.
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
Built of red sandstone, mostly rubble, but each part of the church has a different treatment. The nave has cement render to the south wall and random rubble showing through remains of lime render to the north wall. The chancel has medieval roughly coursed rubble on the north wall and a Victorian squared rock faced south wall. The tower is carefully built of large coursed squared stone. Stone slate roofs to nave, chancel and porch with probably lead to the tower. Nave with south porch, lower chancel, tall west tower with stair turret to the north-west corner. The south wall of the nave is in four unequal bays, porch, window, window, rood stair. The porch is wide and gabled with double oak gates and a curious timber segmental arch to the opening. Recessed panel in gable 'Erected 1750' and the names of the Churchwardens. The two windows are 3-light renewed late Perpendicular style i.e. probably late C16 in origin, with cinquefoil headed lights set into a flat-topped frame. The rood stair projection has a small window. The east gable wall is both wider and higher than the chancel, apex cross. The north wall has two similar windows almost as widely spaced as possible. The chancel south wall is a Victorian rebuild or re-facing. It has a small priest's door with a 2-light trefoiled window to the right. The east window is an unrestored 3-light Perpendicular one with cinquefoiled lights under a 4-centred head. The north wall has a narrow blocked doorway and a single trefoiled lancet. The window is renewed, but these features are evidence of the early C14 origin of the chancel. The tower appears of one build and is carefully constructed with a strong batter as befits its height. Three stages with moulded plinth and string courses. Two centred west doorway with triple mould, wave, hollow, wave; small square window above. The second stage has small square windows on the north and south faces. The bell-stage has paired openings to each face, cinquefoiled ogees under a square head. Castellated parapet with corner water spouts, the corner turret rises higher, also with castellations and an additional string-course.
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.
The interior is wholly plastered and painted apart from the stonework of the arches. Probably C14 tower and chancel arches. Rere-arch to the south door decorated with rosettes. Late Victorian furnishings apart from the Norman type bowl font decorated with possibly added circular flower motifs and a rope mould round the base, and the altar rail which is dated 1700. One section of carved oak panelling with C17 lettering. Two painted timber hatchments and a very unusual Royal Arms datable between 1816 and 1837 over the chancel arch. Multi-rib wagon roof with brattished wall plates to nave and another to chancel, both of C16 type but suspiciously light construction (so perhaps part of the Victorian restoration).
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.