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.
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The name of the diocese in which the church is located.
The name of the archdeaconry in which the church is located.
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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).
The name/dedication of the church and its location.
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The date the image was created.
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The name of the person who uploaded the image.
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.
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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.
Set beside the A483 Llandrindod Wells to Newtown road - was once famous for the fact that it had 365 bends on it. The village is 18 km north of Llandrindod Wells and 22 km south of Newtown. The setting is set back from the road above the Ithon valley.
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The name/dedication of the church to which the plan refers.
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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.
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A description of the history and archaeology of the church and its site.
The church is medieval in origin and dedicated to St Anno whose virtues are lost in the mists of time. The church was restored in 1837 by John Meredith of Llanbadarn Fynydd. In 1867 the Revd John Stephens began to seek funding for the repair of the church and it was completley rebuilt 1877-8 by David Walker of Liverpool at a cost of £1500. The restoration and rebuilding kept the Medieval Rood Screen which is a significant example of the Newtown school of screen carvers and is among the best examples of medieval screen work in Wales. The screen was restored in 1880, when the pre-Reformation niches were filled with new figures by Boulton of Cheltenham. The screen was restored again in 1960.
Cadw Listings Notice
Buildings of Wales – Powys 2013
Church Quinquennial Inspection Reports
CPAT Radnorshire Churches Survey
A Survey of Ceramic Tiles in the Radnorshire Churches M A V Gill
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
This is a simple church of nave and chancel under the same roof - no tower, but a bellcote with space for two bells. Uncoursed local rubble masonry largely small to large blocks and slabs or a grey and iron-stained fine grained sedimentary rock - probably a mdstone. The quoins formed of squared sandstone, there is a welsh purple slate roof finished in half round plain ridge tiles with no finials.
Information about any noteable architects, artists, people, or events associated with the church.
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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 nave and chancel are under the same roof divided by the medieval rood screen, the roof is in five bays with arch-braced collars set on wooden corbels and raking struts, the walls are plastered and whitewashed. The floors are patterned in red and black tiles with woodblock flooring beneath the pews. Two steps lead up from the nave into the chancel where the flooring is in emerald green encausic Godwin tiles.
When David Walker rebuilt the church in 1877 in a like for like he recovered the medieval rood screen from the old church and re-erected it in the new church. Walker had written a seres of articles on medieval rood screens and in the last of these articles he wrote 'It is to be deplored that this ancient church - an edifice possessing such interesting relics of the art wood-work of the period - should be permitted to fall ito irretrievable ruin, and that its present sad state of deglect and decay should render imminent the destruction of the fine example of ecclesiastical woodwork it contains.'
In making his restoration Walker carefully blended the old with the replacement but with replacements based on Walkers extrapolation of what was required, most of the changes taking place in the rood loft rather than the screen. The pitch of the loft covering was lowered essentially by setting the bressumer of the lower loft in relation to the head beam of the screen (the traditional pitch would have been closer to 45 degrees.) In 1880 the 25 canopied niches of the loft parapet were filled with figures carved by Gerald Boulton of Cheltenham. These were 12 patriarchs, kings and prophets to the north, Christ in the centre and the 12 apostles to the south. In doing so the work captured the spirit of the late medieval gothic wood carving.
It is generally acknowledged that the carving for the screen at Llananno was done by members of the Newtown or Montgmeryshire school of woodcarvers (similar work a can be found in Llanwnnog and Llanllwchaian (Newtown)). All screens display spectacular quality, the designs of the tracery heads varies from bay to bay and is carried up over the loft coverng above. The carved trails are significant, in Llananno the vines runs along the wider of the bressumer trails, the pomegranate follows the narrow of the bressumer trails and the water-plant along the rood-beam to the west and the head-beam of the rood screen to the east. Each of these trails issues from the mouth of a wyvern (a dragon with the wings and legs of a bird, and a tail in the form of a serpent.) such creatures symbolise evil genrally and satan specifically from Revelation 12:9 'And the great dragon was cast out... The carvings are not carved in the solid but undercut so that the oak forms, once coloured, stand like a filigree against the shadowed ground.
Such was the quaility of this screen that S W Williams suggested that it had come from Cwmhir Abbey.
Elsewhere in the church the box pews which date from 1681 with simple carvings. The pulpit, late C19, has open arched panels on a freestone base. The plain octagonal font is C19. In the NW corner is a late C17 box pew adapted as a vestry, with simple geometric flower patterns, and a panel with 'David Lewis Churchwarden 1681' in raised letters. Elsewhere are to be found a C17 Church warden's pew and a C17 vestment chest.
A Survey of Ceramic Tiles in the Radnorshire Churches M A V Gill 2005
The Medieval Rood Screen and Rood Loft at Llannno Richard Wheeler http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/llananno-rood/llananno-rood.htm
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.
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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.