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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Gladestry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1493 / 52°8'57"N

Longitude: -3.147 / 3°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 321618

OS Northings: 250733

OS Grid: SO216507

Mapcode National: GBR F0.6N1Z

Mapcode Global: VH6B4.D7PP

Plus Code: 9C4R4VX3+P6

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15347

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Set above the road in a large, partly embanked enclosure with numerous chest tombs.

County: Powys

Community: Gladestry (Llanfair Llythynwg)

Community: Gladestry

Locality: Newchurch

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Rebuilt 1856/7. The curate at the time (later Rector) was Revd. David Vaughan, friend of Revd. Francis Kilvert, who was a frequent visitor and who preached in the church on occasion.


Nave, small chancel, west tower with broach spire, south porch. Coursed rubble, slate roof, buttresses and copings. Wide lancet windows. Interior - tall narrow chancel arch, arched tower opening and choir gallery set over plaster corbelled heads. Similar corbels under feet of slender roof cross-braced trusses. Early monolithic font. C17 communion table, some C18 dado panelling. Memorial tablets to Beavans of Tyn-y-Cwm. C14 bells.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a simple, unaltered church of mid C19 date having close historical associations with Rev. Francis Kilvert.

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