Saturday, 10 August 2019

St Cynog Broughrood


St Cynog can be seen for many a mile with it's high steeple. When you drive along the A470 from Builth Wells you pass it on your left sticking up above the trees as for history I have found little other than a short piece in Wikipeda
"The village's church, St Cynog's, was built in 1854 on the site of a medieval graveyard. In 2004 the church had a new spire built, to replace one that was declared unsafe and demolished in the 1970s.The first wedding under the new spire took place on 10 June 2006. In the grounds of the church is The Dead house which is the only surviving Parish Mortuary in Wales"






The first view of the church from the entrance I took at the far South end of the churchyard
 The West end with the church spire




Going around to the East end




This is the main entrance to the church with the notice board near the gate





Viewing the East end with the church spire on the North side




Above a zoomed in view of the East end

Left heading around to the North side





The North side of the church with the Spire








Above the Spire with the entrance to the bell loft at the base











Left the South East end of the church and Right the West end with Spire on the North side





Above the entrance porch with gates to stop live stock wandering in
Looking down the nave towards the chancel






Left a view down the chancel to the altar with Right the altar and chancel window





The altar with flowers




One of the flowers vases with the altar cross and candle holder







Turning around to look back through the chancel and the nave











The plate was on one one of the windows on the south side in the chancel




Sun was not helping in this photo of one of the windows in the South wall of the chancel

















Above the pulpit with Left a view from it




and one over to the North aisle

















Left a Clark's desk with Right the screen hides a kitchen at the end of the North aisle








Above the chancel window

A banner showing scenes of Boughrood and Llyswen along with a flag on the nave




Above the organ in the church with kneelers on one of the pews


Left a memorial to Henry and Thomasina de Winton












Couple more de Winton memorials
















Roll of honour for two members of the church who dies in World War one in 1917









View down the North aisle and Left some of the detail on the chancel arch














Above the font with Right a candle stand





Candles on a stand




From the nave looking to the North aisle




Looking out from by the entrance to the nave and North aisle













Outside the churchyard is huge in area



With recent burials





and older ones with the grass left to grow






Above a Celtic cross
Left older headstones




Looking across part of the churchyard





The path taking you to the entrance




Chest tombs and monuments in the long grass




The north looking towards the Dead house





which is in the process of being restored





back looking South East



Above a child with teddy watching over their charge

Right couple of headstones though I think the one on the left is supposed to look like it is
In my was out I passed this fellow looking over the Church yard wall.
Till Next time have a wonderful weekend

10 comments:

  1. It's a lovely church, thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Another beautiful church....thanks for sharing. Also love the horse looking over the wall.

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  3. Curious what is under the organ, are those seats?
    And smiled at the gates to keep the livestock out. We keep most of our churches locked to keep the people out, which I just don't understand.

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    1. The Organ does have a seat though behind that I suspect is a pew where people can sit.

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  4. ...that steeple is unlike the ones that show weekly, I do enjoy tall steeples! The interior is wonderful.

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  5. Unusual spire - I like it. From some angles it looks rather like a little castle.

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  6. WOW!
    Billy, the architecture of this church reminds me of the architecture of the church in Romania.
    This church is great. As always, great photos.
    Hugs and greetings.
    Lucja

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  7. Impressive spire! Love the horse... guess they don't want him inside.

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