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ST CEWYDD'S CHURCH, ABEREDW

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NPRN 408762

Map Reference SO04NE

Grid Reference SO0802547315

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Radnorshire

Community Aberedw

Type of Site CHURCH

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description St Cewydd's church, Aberedw, is a medieval church said to have been founded in the C6, but the present building is 15th and 16th century. The nave and chancel are the oldest surviving part, then the tower and finally the porch. The church was restored by S.W. Williams, architect of Rhayader, in 1888, and further restoration was carried out in 1914.

The church comprises a nave with a lower chancel, north porch and west tower. The walls are rubble stone, whitened to the nave and chancel, with a stone-tile roof. The north porch is open-fronted with a timber-framed gable enriched with bold quatrefoil and trefoil decoration. The roof has cusped barge boards. The unbuttressed 2-stage tower has red-sandstone dressings to openings inserted in 1888, it has a pointed doorway with 2 orders of continuous chamfer and a hood mould and a small window above it. Small original windows are in the west and north faces. The 2-light belfry windows have cusped lights and hood moulds, with louvres. The pyramidal slate roof has an apex weathervane.

Reference: Cadw listed buildings database.

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