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Parish Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7964 / 51°47'47"N

Longitude: -4.7445 / 4°44'40"W

OS Eastings: 210839

OS Northings: 214425

OS Grid: SN108144

Mapcode National: GBR CW.Y1S6

Mapcode Global: VH2P5.Q33Q

Plus Code: 9C3QQ7W4+H5

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Last Amended: 17 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6475

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located within a spacious churchyard at the end of Church Street on the southern edge of the town.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Narberth (Arberth)

Community: Narberth

Built-Up Area: Narberth

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Mid C13 foundation, altered in early C19 and largely rebuilt in 1882 by T G Jackson of London in Decorated style. Original church of nave with S porch and chapel and N tower; of which tower and N wall of nave remain.


6 bay aisle-less nave, chancel with rectangular sanctuary; vestry and further pews from parallel range with medieval N tower.
Random coursed rubble, dressed quoins. Steep slate roofs raking gable parapets on kneelers, Celtic cross finials. Stepped buttresses to S wall of nave, W end and sanctuary. Decorated windows, some with curvilinear tracery.
Moulded pointed W door, 5 light window over, returned hoodmould. 2 light windows to S nave bays, cusped lancet adjoins polygonal turret with crocketed pinnacle to E. Blind N nave wall possible medieval.
Corbelled eaves to chancel, cusped lancets. 2 light cambered, intersecting tracery windows to sanctuary sides. Tall 3 light window to E end, hoodmould returned to buttresses.
2 light window to vestry on E, pointed door. Lancet and 3 light flat headed window to N. Earlier masonry.
3 stage Medieval "Pembrokeshire" tower incorporating slight vice projection with slits on W. Embattled parapet on corbels, stone voussoirs to louvres of bellstage. Slits to 2nd stage. Pointed doorway to N.

Tripartite arches stone screen canted back towards chancel, round piers, stopped hoodmoulds, rear arches carried on corbels. Broad pointed arches to vestry, organ chamber, and extra pews. Cusped sedilia to sanctuary, marble colonettes, vine scroll spandrels. Trefoil aumbry. Nookshaft to E window. Contemporary front and pulpit. Plain vault to tower base, spiral vice. Crown posts and struts to nave wagon roof. Group of early C19 tablets to N wall of nave. Late glass.

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  • II Plas Farmhouse
    Reached by a lane running west from Church Street; the farmhouse facing west has its lower gable end towards St Andrew's Church.
  • II Milestone by entrance to New Cemetery
    Embedded in rubblestone wall opposite junction of Picton Place with Castle Street.
  • I Narbeth Castle
    Situated on a scraped eminence overlooking the valley and river crossing on the southern approaches to the town.
  • II No.12 Market Square,,,,,dyfed,
    On the street line opposite the Rutzen Arms.
  • II The Former Courthouse
    Occupying a prominent site downhill from market square. Longer N side elevation to Picton Place.
  • II The Rutzen Arms P.H.
    Major section of terraced group near the bottom of the street and to N of the castle.
  • II 14 Market Square
    Across the slope on the Street line and opposite the War Memorial.
  • II 15 Market Square
    On the street line near the junction with the High Street.

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