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St Cynllo's Church, Llanbister

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NPRN308272
Map ReferenceSO17SW
Grid ReferenceSO1099073310
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyRadnorshire
CommunityLlanbister
Type Of SiteCHURCH
PeriodMedieval
Description
St Cyllo's church, Llanibister is mainly 14th and 16th century with 20th century renovation. The nave is believed to date from c.1300 , the chancel and tower thought to be 16th century. Fairly extensive renovation was carried out in 1908. The church has an unusual east tower creating an attractive composition on a steep site, and with notable interior features from the 14th century to the 19th century including a parish chest; 14th century font; 16th century screen and an early 20th century ashlar baptistery with iron gates to stone steps. Allowing full immersion, the unusual presence of such a baptistery in an Anglican church is considered to have been influenced by the strong Baptist tradition in the locality.

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

RCAHMW, 12 November 2007.