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 earliest parts of the church are the tower and porch which would be C15 or C16, the porch is the later of the two. The rest of the church is Victorian but the battered plinth suggests that it was rebuilt on the medieval foundations, while the tub font suggests Norman origins, though this may be an introduction. The church was rebuilt by J P Seddon in 1864.
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
The church is built entirely of coarse red sandstone, which is used both for the body of the walls and all the dressings, the roofs are tiled. The medieval work is in coursed rubble quoined in dressed blocks, the Victorian work is squared rock-faced blocks set in snecked courses and quoined with ashlar. The plan consists of nave, separate chancel, north porch, and a Victorian vestry built against the south wall of the chancel. The whole church is on a battered plinth. The nave has a 2-light and a 3-light Decorated window on the south wall and two 2-light ones on the north wall; plain, with trefoil heads to the lights. Coped gables. Gabled north porch with fluted arch. The south wall of the chancel is mostly covered by a projecting vestry with a large chimney, otherwise the chancel has a small window on the south wall and two on the north. 2-light east window with roundel above. Coped gable. The tower has a blocked entrance arch on the ground floor. Three stage tower with attached stair turret of one build, which rises above the main tower. Small rectangular window on north wall ground stage, blocked arched one on east wall of second stage, small belfry openings on each face at third stage, parapet string, castellated parapet. The churchyard contains mixed memorials with one chest tomb to Richard Constance, died 1854, near the east end of the church.
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 entirely Victorian apart from the early tub font which may well pre-date the church. Pews, pulpit, altar. Both nave and chancel are ceiled with waggon roofs of close set rafters and boarding. The tower doors are dated 1930. The low double pitched roof on the tower is probably late medieval. Single bell dated 1716. The C17 brass recorded in the previous list description was not seen at resurvey.
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.