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Church of Holy Trinity (Chapel of ease to St Michael and All Angels, Clyro)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clyro, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1188 / 52°7'7"N

Longitude: -3.1291 / 3°7'44"W

OS Eastings: 322785

OS Northings: 247325

OS Grid: SO227473

Mapcode National: GBR F1.8LFM

Mapcode Global: VH6BB.Q03J

Plus Code: 9C4R4V9C+G8

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity (Chapel of ease to St Michael and All Angels, Clyro)

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15318

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Isolated position 4km north east of Clyro, and 1.5km west of Rhydspence.

County: Powys

Community: Clyro (Cleirwy)

Community: Clyro

Locality: Bettws

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Rebuilt 1878/9 by F R Kempson architect of Hereford.


Simple low single cell structure, rock-faced rubble blocks, slate roof, small louvred bellcote at west end. South door with pointed arch and hoodmould, lancet windows, those in the chancel smaller than the nave.


Remarkable late C14/early C15 roof structure and remains of rood loft. The roof consists of two collar beam end trusses and three arch-braced trusses alternating with two arch-braced scissor trusses with extended king posts. Original purlins and common rafters survive in the chancel. In the chancel also, moulded wall plates and two carved figures holding shields at the feet of the central truss. The feet of the scissor truss at the junction between nave and chancel are jointed into moulded wall posts. A moulded tie beam runs between the posts; in pre-reformation times this was the head beam of a rood loft. The parapet front of the loft survives as a row of open arcade work with moulded tracery cut on the west face. There appears never to have been a fence screen below the beam. Circular font on renewed cylindrical base said to have come from StáMichaels, Clyro.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for the fine late-medieval interior.

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