PENALLT OLD CHURCH; ST MARY'S CHURCH, PENALLT

Site Details



NPRN
307475
Map Reference
SO51SW
Grid Reference
SO52191073
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Trellech United
Type of Site
CHURCH
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Penallt Old Church has a 15th or early 16th century fabric, although the lower half of the tower may be early 14th century and then heightened in the 17th century. Careful restoration was carried out in 1885-7, and again in 1951. The church is of sandstone construction with aslar quoins and concrete tile roofs, and consists of nave, chancel, S aisle, W tower, and S porch. There is a 4-bay Perpendicular arcade with clustered columns between nave and S aisle and pointed chamfered arches to the chancel and tower. The waggon roofs are 16th century. There is a large dug-out chest in the chancel, probably medieval.

(Source CADW listed buildings database)
J Hill 17.09.2003
Associated with:
Churchyard cross (Nprn306513).
RCAHMW AP94-CS 0445
RCAHMW AP945063/41

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