Saturday, 27 June 2015

St Matthew Llanelwedd



St Matthew's has defied me once again to look round the inside so it will just be an external tour till I get to see what is on the other side of the door. The church itself dates back to the 14th century and has a 14th century tower on it. It was heavily restored in 1877 and is an example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture.









This view is looking across from the west side of the churchyard


The South side with the entrance porch





The East end of the church with the chancel window









The imposing looking 14th century tower





Looking East to the porch













The churchyard beside the path on the North Side






Not sure what this is, could be an old font near the East end of the church







These grave slabs are now on the South wall












In the porch is this memorial



The entrance porch and a tombs beside it. There also seems to be a lot of slabs hung on the wall of the church





Looking across the South side of the churchyard to the porch
The ivy is getting hold of this memorial




Quite a lot of grave crosses in the churhyard
This is one of my favorites 




There are a few more headstones becoming lost in the ivy




these two are under a tree
 
But I will leave you with this shot for now,
Have a peaceful Sunday

 
You can read more about the church here on Britain Express or on the CPAT website

7 comments:

  1. i enjoy the moss on all the stones. happy weekend!! ( :

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  2. As always great photos and a great virtual tour.

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  3. I like that cross also. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Love that, Bill; particularly the tower.

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  5. Yes the ivy is definitely encroaching here. That cross is something else.

    Diana
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  6. The old graveyard is lovely. The cross is beautiful.

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  7. Have you ever wondered what the IHS on the tabernacle stands for? I asked a nun, priest and the organ player in the church and got three different answers!

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