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Church of St David

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brawdy, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8737 / 51°52'25"N

Longitude: -5.113 / 5°6'46"W

OS Eastings: 185804

OS Northings: 224040

OS Grid: SM858240

Mapcode National: GBR CD.S0FY

Mapcode Global: VH1R4.B59G

Entry Name: Church of St David

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 15 February 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14396

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at Brawdy Farm, some 500m S of Rhydygele crossroads, which is some 1.5km NE of Penycwm.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Brawdy (Breudeth)

Community: Brawdy

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

Medieval parish church, posibly C14, rubble stone with slate roofs. Restored 1882-4 by E H Lingen-Barker, and E window 1904 by W D Caroe. Nave with W bellcote and S porch, S aisle and chancel. Long low proportions. Nave has C19 2-light W window with quatrefoil and bellcote. Nave S is windowless to left with large S porch in angle to aisle, rough stone pointed arch, plastered vault within. Nave E gable suggests a previously higher roof pitch and has small sanctus bellcote. S aisle overlaps nave and chancel and has two medieval 2-light S windows, cusped possibly C14 (moved from E and W ends of main church) and C19 2-light E window. Chancel is windowless to s, and has big 1904 ashlar 3-light E window with segmental arched head, and tiny medieval N cusped lancet. Nave N has 3 C19 2-light windows, cusped lancets, and blocked low pointed central door.

Interior

Whitewashed and plastered, nave roof is segmental-pointed and boarded. Square C13 scalloped font with darts and circular shaft. Plain panelled wood early C19 pulpit. By S door, a C5 to C6 incised stone. In wall to s aisle a narrow medieval lancet, originally external, showing that the aisle is added, possibly in C15. Plastered arches to chancel, into aisle from nave, and from chancel, the latter tudor-arched. two rough stone corbels for former rood-loft. S aisle has boarded roof and early C20 closed screen to cut off E end as vestry. Row of rough corbels along N wall. Chancel has panelled curved late C19 roof, early C20 prayer desk and kneeler, C19 iron altar rails.

Stained Glass: W window of Christ in the Temple and E window of Resurrection, both of 1904 by Powell of Whitefriars, London. In porch are three large C5 or C6 inscribed stones with Ogham marks or Roman lettering, the inscriptions very eroded.

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