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St Stephen's Church, Old Radnor

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Map ReferenceSO25NW
Grid ReferenceSO2499059090
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyRadnorshire
CommunityOld Radnor
Type Of SiteCHURCH
PeriodPost Medieval
St Stephen's church, Old Radnor has pre-Norman foundations, however, the present church predominantly dates from rebuilding throughout the 15th century after attacks by Owen Glendower in 1401/2 but it includes earlier fabric. Restoration was carried out in 1882 by F Preedy of Worcester. It is an aisled church with a porch and tower. The flat Tudor roofs with heraldic bosses survive. Important features include the unusual and massive pre-Norman font; the screen; and the organ case of c. 1500. St Catherine is depicted in a 15th century window glass in association with Edward IV's badges: the white rose en soleil and (in the apex) the black bull. The floor of the church has many medieval tiles.

Sources: CADW listed buildings database; T.J. Hughes, Wales's Best One Hundred Churches, 2006.

RCAHMW, 12 November 2007.