St David's Cregrina
The second of the St David's churches I visited just after the first at Glascwm, this is another sat on a hillside over looking a river and dates to the 13th century and the Normans.
Looking from the North side of the churchyard
The original Radnorshire bellcote was replaced in the 18th century with a Victorian bell turret
Need to duck going through the doorway
The east end of the church which looks newer that the west end.
Going inside we see the church has retained the rood screen though the rood above depicting Christ on the cross along with Mary & John have been removed at sometime in the past.
The Chance though is still very light from the three windows
The Altar is simple with the chancel window behind
The Altar itself is made from some of the old medieval roof timbers when the bell cote was replaced
Looking back towards the rood screen from near the Altar
A small church organ can be seen behind the choir stalls
Though on the other side of the screen you can see a small pipe version
No stained glass windows as such but the glass is subtlety colored
looking up to the ceiling shows the original joists and on the South wall of the chance is the only memorial
Outside you can wander round the churchyard which on the whole is well kept
With a mixture of tomb chests and headstones
which mostly date back to Victorian times
You come across tomb chests which still have color on them
or those with lichen growing on then
the inscriptions on them sill legible.
There are a few coffin shaped graves like this one of a child
Though there is one corner that has been left to nature
and another under the Yew tree