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ST DUBRITIUS' CHURCH;ST DYFRIG'S CHURCH, LLANVACHES

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NPRN 307354

Map Reference ST49SW

Grid Reference ST43389179

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Llanvaches

Type of Site CHURCH

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Medieval

Site Description Built in the Gothic Decorated style, long-wall entry type. A prominent feature of this Church is the integral tower. Present status [2002] : unknown

P.C.Tomlins, RCAHMW, 13.12.2002

The guidebook / leaflet suggests that the church is late-13-14th century in date, a date confirmed by the surviving pointed double arches in the tower opening and chancel arch, and a few of the windows that avoided the usual thorough Victorian restoration. The church comprises a west tower, nave and chancel with a south porch. There is a blocked door in the north wall of the nave, and some of the arch-braced roof trusses look pre-Victorian. The massive quoins that form an obvious feature in the lower part of the tower are said to be reused Roman stones, though they are quite plain. There is a reset fragment of a medieval gravestone decorated with heraldic figures in the porch.
Paul R. Davis 2018

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