BETTWS NEWYDD CHURCH; BETWS NEWYDD CHURCH

Site Details



NPRN
222145
Map Reference
SO30NE
Grid Reference
SO36220587
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llanarth (Monmouthshire)
Type of Site
CHURCH
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Bettws Newydd Church is a well preserved and restored medieval parish church, probably founded in the twelfth century with a dedication to St Aeddan. The present fabric is fifteenth century in style and iIts most remarkable feature is the late medieval screen which is probably unique in the British Isles. This is oak with five panelled bays either side of a central doorway. The projecting loft above is plastered beneath, with finely a carved beam with undercut vine and oak trail. The front of the loft front is panelled in fourteen bays with pierced tracery to panels. The church was restored in 1872 in memory of W.R. Stretton of Brynderwen (d 1848).

Source CADW listed buildings database, Record Number 1962.

RCAHMW, 28 December 2007.


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