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St Melan's Church

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Map ReferenceST28SW
Grid ReferenceST2283081400
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCardiff
Old CountyMonmouthshire
CommunityOld St Mellons
Type Of SiteCHURCH
PeriodPost Medieval
1. Built in a mixture of Perpendicular and Decorated Gothic styles, long-wall entry type. A prominent feature of this Church is the integral tower. Present status [2002] : unknown
Associated with:
Cross (Nprn307833)
Lych gate (Nprn302973).

2. Mostly C14, with C15 tower, and C16-17 N chapel. Restoration work carried out in C19. Stone construction with slate roof. Consists of nave with 4-storey tower, porch and chapel to S, narrow chancel, and chapel to N. Large C14 3-light window with reticulated tracery to W of nave, and 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery to SW. Porch with wooden barrel roof to S wall of nave. Tower to E of porch, with embattled parapet and 3-light ground floor window. Interior includes a small hexagonal font; C19 stone pulpit; unusual wide pointed arch to chancel; stairs to roodloft with pointed doorway at foot and square headed doorway at top.
(Source: Cadw listing description)
J Hill 03.09.2003
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