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St Tyfi's Church (now Interpretation Centre)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8814 / 51°52'53"N

Longitude: -4.0035 / 4°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 262193

OS Northings: 222216

OS Grid: SN621222

Mapcode National: GBR DV.RRKY

Mapcode Global: VH4HX.KZC2

Entry Name: St Tyfi's Church (now Interpretation Centre)

Listing Date: 18 March 1988

Last Amended: 24 June 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11108

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the S edge of wooded parkland at Dynevor Castle (Newton House) and overlooking Afon Tywi. Reached by track of W from Llandeilo Bridge.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llandeilo

Community: Llandeilo

Built-Up Area: Llandeilo

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Small stone church of medieval origin but almost entirely rebuilt in later Cl9, possibly to designs by R Kyrke Pearson, architect of Oswestry who redesigned Newton House for Lord Dynevor. Plan of unified chancel and nave with medieval (?) S aisle set back to left; W porch, lean-to S vestry and gabled N vestry.

Rubble facings, freestone dressings, stone slate roofs, gable parapets with crucifix finials and twin bellcote openings to W end; chimney to E gable of S aisle. 3-light perpendicular E windows under rectangular drips, barred lights. 2-light traceried windows under pointed hoods to W front (with vertical masonry joint). Tall S aisle with blocked pointed doorway. W-porch with diagonal buttresses and wide 4-centred arch with hoodmoulded nook shafts to 4-centred door.

Fine steeply sloping burial ground with old headstones.


Interior has open arched-brace roofs with collar-beams and stone corbels, fretted wall-plates to chancel. 3-bay aisle arcade with octagonal piers and hoodmoulds; pointed boarded doors with strip work hinges.

Reasons for Listing

Church of moderate architectural interest in an exceptional location at Dynevor Park.

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