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St. Petrox Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6401 / 51°38'24"N

Longitude: -4.9341 / 4°56'2"W

OS Eastings: 197070

OS Northings: 197559

OS Grid: SR970975

Mapcode National: GBR G8.GNGM

Mapcode Global: VH1SD.F1DH

Plus Code: 9C3QJ3R8+39

Entry Name: St. Petrox Church

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 8 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6015

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin

Locality: St. Petrox

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Prominently sited at N side of B4319 road.

A small church dedicated to the C6 Saint Pedrog. Perhaps C13, but much restored in 1854 (by R K Penson?) at the expense of Lord Cawdor. At this time the chancel was rebuilt and a vestry added. Chancel approx. 5.5 m by 3.5 m, nave approx 10 x 5 m, with vestry and transept at N. Porch at S and tower at W.

Exterior: The original masonry appears in the N wall of the nave and the W wall of the transept. Large sandstone courses, battered at the base. Smaller rubble courses at the head of the wall. A blocked low doorway is visible externally in the N wall of the nave. The tower is built in large irregular limestone courses, battered at base. The tower has a corbelled parapet with deep crenellations. There are louvred belfry openings to all faces. The stairs turret projects 0.3 m at the N and W, and is also crenellated. Exposed rafter verge without a bargeboard at the gable of the porch and the chancel.

To match the new chancel the whole of the original S side apart from the tower was thinly refaced in snecked masonry to no aesthetic advantage in the 1850s restoration. This was carried out in red sandstone, the stone of the porch being from a different source (or different quarry stratum) to that of the nave refacing. New bell-turret above the chancel arch, where there was one originally. Slate roof covering throughout, with rafter sprockets at eaves.

Interior: Nave, tower, transept and porch have pointed vaults. Tower vault open fully to the nave. Chancel arch C19 of two orders with Early English style corbel caps. C19 windows throughout in lancet form, but E window in three lights, cinquefoiled, with tracery. Single step at chancel arch and at altar rail. Minton encaustic tile paving in chancel with arms of Lord Cawdor.

C19 Norman-style font. Memorials include an unusual brass in memory of William Lloyd, 1674, with skull and cross-bones. Baroque memorial to Lady Jone Mansell, 1692.

A modern churchyard cross on an old base.

Listed mainly for mediaeval tower and well-proportioned interior.

Reference: RCAHM Inventory (1925) 381
Information from Rev. J H Richards
Dyfed Arch. Trust S&M PRN 596

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  • II North Lodge Piers
    200 m from the B4319 in a lane branching S from a point 400 m NE of St Petrox church. At the entrance to the house which was the North Lodge of Stackpole Court.
  • II Gate at the North Lodge
    200 m from the B4319 in a lane branching S from a point 400 m NE of St Petrox church. At the entrance to the house which was the North Lodge of Stackpole Court.
  • II Yerbeston Farmhouse
    Situated on E side of road from St Petrox to Maiden Wells, some 500m N of St Petrox.
  • II Bangeston Farmhouse
    Stackpole and Castlemartin
  • II Sampson Farmhouse
    Stackpole and Castlemartin
  • II Ice House
    At S side of a footpath through Lodge Park, about 200 m N of the Mencap Gardens.
  • II One-Arch Bridge
    S of the lane linking Sampson Cross to Stackpole village.
  • II Summer House
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