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St Maelog's Church, Llandefalle

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NPRN153760
Map ReferenceSO13NW
Grid ReferenceSO1075035570
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyBrecknockshire
CommunityFelin-fach
Type Of SiteCHURCH
PeriodMedieval
Description

St Mathew's or St Maelog's church, Llandefalle dates mainly from the 15th century but has 13th-14th century origins. The church contains interesting features such as 15th century rood screen with carved dragons at either end; a 13th century font and some wall paintings (see notes page). The church has a high tower with windows at three levels and a bell loft with a pyramidal roof. The flagged porch has stone benches and a water stoup. There are traces of external window shutters. The nave has four Gothic arches and three massive tie-beams on crude oak console brackets. There is a massive and crude grey stone C12 bowl font on rubble stone square platform.

Sources: CADW listed buildings database; T.J. Hughes, Wales's Best One Hundred Churches.