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Latitude: 51.9761 / 51°58'33"N
Longitude: -3.0904 / 3°5'25"W
OS Eastings: 325201
OS Northings: 231405
OS Grid: SO252314
Mapcode National: GBR F2.KQ2Q
Mapcode Global: VH78D.DL3H
Entry Name: The Monastery Church, Capel-y-Ffin
Listing Date: 20 June 1995
Last Amended: 20 June 1995
Source ID: 16103
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The Monastic Church stands on a hillside to the west of Capel-y-ffin, NE of the Monastery and detached from it.
History: The Monastery was started in 1869 by Father Ignatius (the Rev J L Lyne 1837-1908), as an Anglican Benedictine foundation in succession to Llanthony. The cloister was begun in 1870, the detached church in 1872; Charles Buckeridge was succeeded in 1873 as architect by J L Pearson. Building stopped in 1882 and the church collapsed c.1920. Acquired by Eric Gill 1924, as a Catholic self-supporting community of the Ditchling Guild.
Exterior: Only the chancel exists, in ruins. Stone, buttressed, bulging outwards at E end.
Interior: 3 bays, severe Transitional Early English. Doorways to N & S and wall-shafts for vaulting, all with trumpet capitals. 3-bay sedilia, combined aumbry & piscina, cusped heads. Cusped tomb recess(?) on N.
References: Kilvert's Diary (1870); R Haslam, Powys
1979; H J Massingham, The Southern Marches, 1952, 144-6.
Listed for its significance in the 19th-century religious revival.
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