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


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

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

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

  4. Love that, Bill; particularly the tower.

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


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

  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!