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Church of St Hywel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9026 / 51°54'9"N

Longitude: -5.1719 / 5°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 181894

OS Northings: 227427

OS Grid: SM818274

Mapcode National: GBR C9.Q9TX

Mapcode Global: VH1QX.9FPT

Entry Name: Church of St Hywel

Listing Date: 4 February 1991

Last Amended: 4 February 1991

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12423

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on S side of lane some 1.8km S of junction with A487 and some 1.5km SW of Croesgoch.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Llanrhian

Community: Llanrhian

Locality: Llanhowell

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

Uncertain medieval date, possibly C14 to C15, heavily restored in later C19. Parish church in rubble stone with graded small slates to roofs. Nave, chancel and N chapel. Nave has large plain gabled bellcote with round-headed W bell-niche. Evidence that both nave and bellcote have been raised, possibly in C19 restoration. Windows are all of C19, purple Caerfai sandstone, 2-light, with ogee heads to lights and clear lattice glazing; one to west wall, one to N chapel N wall, two to S wall with original wall taken down to just above sill height and rebuilt thinner. Slate capping to projecting lower wall and window sills. Chancel has similar 3-light E window and nave N wall has C19 pointed arched flush doorway. N chapel projects with unusual broad passage to chancel. E roof slope is continued down over passage to canted NE wall.

Churchyard with rubble walls and scattered memorials.

Interior

4-bay C19 nave roof, arched-braced collar-trusses with apex king-post and angle struts. Plain plastered low arches to chancel and N chapel, corbelled rough blocks mark line of rood screen, three to E wall, one to N wall. N chapel has plastered roof, W side wall recess and small E wall recess. Another in wall of passage to chancel. Chancel has 2-bay roof similar to nave.

Furnishings; at W end C5 or C6 burial stone inscribed ‘RINACI NOMENA’ removed from Upper Carnhedryn Farm. C12 square scalloped font on circular shaft and square base. C19 pews, pulpit and reading desk. Encaustic tiles to sanctuary. Early C19 chamber organ installed 1975.

Reasons for Listing

Church is first mentioned ca 1290 and parish was united with Llandeloy from at least 1302.

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