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St Nicholas's Priory Church, Monkton

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Map ReferenceSM90SE
Grid ReferenceSM9796301451
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPembrokeshire
Old CountyPembrokeshire
Type Of SiteCHURCH
PeriodPost Medieval

St Nicholas's Priory Church, Monkton, was formerly the church of the Priory of St Nicholas (Nprn582). It comprises a twelfth century Norman nave and a fourteenth century Decorated choir or chancel.

The walls are built of stone andf the roofs have slate cladding. It consists of a nave, chancel, south porch, south chapel beneath the tower, and a north chapel. The nave has a pointed barrel vaulted roof, and there are sixteenth and seventeenth century monuments.

Painted features include a ‘beautiful fresco’ of the ‘Annunciation’ discovered found during nineteenth century restoration work but now lost, and a nineteenth century mural in the chancel.

Sources include:
CADW listed buildings database
Os495card; SM90SE15
Source: Richard Suggett, Painted Temples: Wallpaintings and Rood-screens in Welsh Churches, 1200–1800, (RCAHMW 2021), pp. 39.