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Church of St David

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddewi Ystradenny (Llanddewi Ystradenni), Powys

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Latitude: 52.3086 / 52°18'30"N

Longitude: -3.3096 / 3°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 310807

OS Northings: 268639

OS Grid: SO108686

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.WPTS

Mapcode Global: VH698.L75K

Entry Name: Church of St David

Listing Date: 30 November 2004

Last Amended: 30 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83356

Location: In a round churchyard on the N side of the road through the village.

County: Powys

Community: Llanddewi Ystradenny (Llanddewi Ystradenni)

Community: Llanddewi Ystradenny

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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A medieval church rebuilt in 1890. Earlier wall monuments and font were reinstated. The reconstructed priest's door is composite and of unknown origin.


A Tudor-Gothic style parish church comprising nave and chancel under a single roof and S porch with coped gables, of rubble stone, freestone dressings, and slate roof. The porch has a pointed arch with foliage stops to the hood mould. The boarded S door is under a similar arch with hood mould and head stops. To the R of porch is a wall tablet to William Lloyd (d 1826). Three-light square-headed S windows have hood moulds. The nave has a single and the chancel a pair of windows, between which is a low Transitional doorway. It has a single order of nook shafts, weathered low-relief foliage capitals although not a pair, and a roll-moulded round arch. One of the R jamb stones bears part of a C13 inscription. The E window is 3-light Perpendicular with hood mould and head stops. To its L is a wall tablet to Thomas Bach (d 1838) by Davies of 'Brilley', a house S of the village. The nave has plain 3-light and 2-light N windows and 2-light Decorated W window with hood mould and head stops.

A bellcote set back from the W end has a weatherboarded base, paired cusped bell openings with louvres, and pyramidal shingled roof with weathervane.


Nave and chancel have an 8-bay arched-brace roof on a moulded wooden cornice. The late medieval plain octagonal font is lead-lined, and is set on a later short square stem. Pews are plain and the pulpit has relief decoration. In the chancel S wall is a bold classical memorial to Andrew Phillips (d 1701). It has an inscription panel flanked by putti and columns with Composite capitals. A frieze below has a garlanded urn, above a foliage-enriched apron with an oval tablet. The broken segmental pediment has reclining figures and achievement. To its R is an earlier memorial to Owen Probert (d 1673), a panel with low-relief heraldic arms, and scrolled surround surmounted by an angel. On the N side of the chancel is a monument to Deborah Burton (d 1775) by J Rogers of Clun, comprising a corbelled panel and pediment with low-relief urn and husk borders. The E wall has wall memorials to Samuel Burton (d 1728) erected in 1867 and by S Littlehales of Shrewsbury, and a double inscription panel to Mallet Burton (d 1769) and Edward Burton (d 1774). In the nave N wall is a monument to 4 sons of Edward Griffiths (all died 1739 and 1758), comprising inscription panel with fluted pilasters, plain entablature and plain pediment.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a late C19 church retaining work of definite quality and character from an earlier church.

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