History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Pencaer (Pen-caer), Pembrokeshire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.9794 / 51°58'45"N

Longitude: -5.058 / 5°3'28"W

OS Eastings: 190085

OS Northings: 235627

OS Grid: SM900356

Mapcode National: GBR CG.KG2N

Mapcode Global: VH1QL.8HXZ

Plus Code: 9C3PXWHR+PR

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 14 July 1993

Last Amended: 14 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12990

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in centre of village.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pencaer (Pen-caer)

Community: Pencaer

Locality: St Nicholas/Tremarchog

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Tagged with: Church building

Find accommodation in


Parish church of medieval origins, much restored 1865 by R.K.Penson.


Rubble stone with slate roofs, nave, chancel, N porch and S transept. W wall is largely medieval with massive buttress under bellcote, stepped out twice in plan, rising straight to remains of slate string-course and then battered back to base of bell-gable which is of 1865, replacing a double bellcote. C19 coping to gables, C19 N porch and stone Y-tracery to windows. One 2-light window to each side of nave. Buttress to nave NE angle. S transept is medieval, C19 S window. Squint in angle to chancel which has C19 E window of 2 lights with quatrefoil head. C19 door in N porch.


5-bay C19 arch-braced collar truss roof. Plastered walls and low plastered chancel arch. Higher arch to S transept which has plastered pointed barrel vault and broad squint through to chancel. Chancel has broad 3-bay C19 roof, curved scissor trusses. Plain pine pews and pulpit. On E side of chancel arch three inscribed stones, on S side C7 to C9 memorial stone said to be inscribed: 'TUNCCETACE UXOR DARII HIC IACES' (surface is stained and eroded with damp). On N side two stones of C6 to C7 date inscribed (possibly): 'PAANUS' and 'MELUS'. Medieval font, plain square bowl with chamfered underside, circular base with roll mouldings to top and base. No monuments or stained glass.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.