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NPRN 301271

Map Reference ST18NW

Grid Reference ST10658901

Unitary (Local) Authority Caerphilly

Old County Glamorgan

Community Aber Valley

Type of Site CHURCH


Period Medieval

Site Description A long narrow building consisting of chancel, nave, S. porch and western tower with battlement and four small crocketed pinnacles. ex OS card
Wallpaintings: Fragments of painted plaster above the pulpit were described by C.N. Johns in 1968, further discoveries were made in 1981 by Dylan Roberts, these included fragments of decorative plaster on the east wall of the chancel and traces of red and black pigment on the south wall of the nave. Source; notes by A.J. Parkinson and D.J. Roberts,1981. 2004.04.06/RCAHMW/SLE
[1] Black-letter inscription in frame - Palimpsest painting on N respond of chancel arch, W face:
[1] Upper layer, fragmentary black letter text (unidentified) with contemporary red border. Probably 16th-17th C.
[2] Lower layer, oxide red border with inner line, subject and date unknown.
[3] E wall of nave, above chancel arch, traces of red and black line work.
[4] S wall of nave, E end: traces of red and black below window-sill level; subject unknown, but probably the original decoration, on sized plaster directly over the stonework.
DJR '81
Source: RCAHMW Wallpaintings Database. 2004.09.14/RCAHMW/SLE

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