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.
Set on the northwestern slopes of Llangors Basin overlooking Llangorse Lake but not within the National Park, the church stands beside the lane running between Llangorse and Breon. It is about 8 km east of Brecon and 3 km west of Llangorse.
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The name/dedication of the church to which the plan refers.
A brief description of the plan. eg. who created it and where it came from.
The date the plan was created.
The details of any copyright are displayed here.
The name of the person who inputted the plan.
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.
A church is first listed here in the St David's Episcopal Register for 1486. It is now listed as a mediaeval church retaining much of its fabric notwithstanding C19 restoration. The guidebook published byt he church suggests 1300 for this church standing on the site of an earlier Christian church and pagantemble. In 1809 Theophilus Jones described the church as a whitened sepulchre with an uneven earth floor the pulpit being a small sheep pen, the seats decayed and rregular and the windows long narrow apertures. This description occured when the church was in serious decline and there was an absentee Rector. Not far from the door was a carved fragment of the front of the oak rood loft and in the churchyard was the foot or socket of a stone cross.
The tower is Perpendicular medieval, further altered in later middle ages. The whole church was substantially restored in 1869-70 by Thomas Nicholson when the chancel was built.
Cadw Listings Notice
Buildings of Wales – Powys 2013
Church Quinquennial Inspection Reports
CPAT Brecknockshire Churches Survey
St Michael's Church Llanfihangel Talyllyn - Church and Village 1750 - 1950
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
The church is a single C15 nave with a south porch with a Victorian chancel, lower and and narrower than the nave, and a vestry off the north wall of the chancel; and a Norman west tower. Built from local sandstone with welsh slate roofs. The tower has a stair turret built into the south-east angle and two waterspouts project from the north wall.
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.
A flagged floor of the porch wih unplasered walls and a roof with three archbraced collars leads into the nave. the nave has a tiled floor under a wagon roof of 28 close-set scissor braces intersecting with collars and crenellated wall plates. Two steps lead through the chancel arch which has ornate capitals. The chancel has a tiled floor and a roof of arch-braced collar trusses and collar and side purlins, again crenellated wall plates.
The C12 circular font has rough cable and roll moulding. There is an oak reredos and and oak altar table with a wrought iron and polished oak communion rail while the pulpit is C18 with simple ashlar decoration and a there is a black oak lectern. A single manual c1850 was donated by Mrs Raikes of Treberfydd in 1948.
The stained glass is Victorian: East window of 1895 by Hardman (?) ' Ascension', also by the same artist in the Nave 'Jairus' daughter ', and 'Christ with Mary and Martha'.
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.