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BETTWS NEWYDD CHURCH; BETWS NEWYDD CHURCH

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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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