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St Donat's Church, St Donats

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Map ReferenceSS96NW
Grid ReferenceSS9336068060
Unitary (Local) AuthorityThe Vale of Glamorgan
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunitySt Donats
Type Of SiteCHURCH
1. Thought to be a 12th c. structure with 14-15th c. additions. The chancel arch is Norman and the base of the tower believed to be of 14th c. build.
(source Os495card; SS96NW27)
Associated with:
Churchyard cross (Nprn307529)
Old Rectory (Nprn19534).
J.Wiles 20.12.02
2. Restored early C20. Stone walls with slate roofs. Consists of nave with N porch, chancel with NW chapel, and SW tower. Perpendicular windows. Semi-circular Norman chancel arch and circular Norman font. C16 Lady Chapel converted to the Stradling Chapel in the later C16. Three unusual painted panels featuring portraits of three members of the Stradling family, dated c1590, were stolen from the chapel in 1991. Although subsequently recovered, they are not currently (in 1995) displayed in the church.
(Source CADW listed buildings database, additional information from Pevsner, 'Glamorgan', 1995, pp557-8)
J Hill 02.10.2003

RCAHMW AP955056/55; 955057/41-4

Stradling Chapel: panel paintings
Series of panel paintings commemorating members of the Stradling family from 1570 onwards. AJP '72.
Source: RCAHMW Wallpaintings Database. 2004.09.13/RCAHMW/SLE