Sunday, 6 August 2017

St David Llanddewier Cwm




St David can be found on the Brecon road from Builth Wells and is in  the Built Wells Group of Churches though I can only find a small bit of history on the church. It dates back to around 1183 and retains medieval lancet windows on both sides of the chancel and a priest's door on the south side. It was rebuilt in 1847 and repaired again in 2000






The entrance gate with an wrought iron arch



Path leading to the church




West end and the bell tower




Around the South side




Looking at the South side




Heading to the chancel end and priest door on side




Above the East end left around to the North side



North side of the church






Above Easterly view  and left West end of the church and porch




Above nave of the church looking to the chancel with the chancel arch in the left picture
Looking through the chance arch






Above & right  the altar with rails and chancel window



Above looking back through the chance arch. Left one of the memorials in the chancel




Another memorial in the chancel to the Powell family




A pile of King James Bibles








Left the eagle lectern and right  the pulpit










The nave from by the pulpit

and a view of the nave from the pulpit





Above an old Church organ which had been replaced by a newer one by the lectern. On the South wall of the nave you can see these framed photos and objects







Right part of an old door lock from the look and left some scenes of the area in the four seasons











This looked an interesting map of the roads through Wales
The church font which from the look is quite old and not the usual Victorian one you see in most churches



Out into the churchyard here on the North side buthe path




This is one huge family vault




Mixture of old and new headstones here by the tower




Going around to the South side you can see the graves are more modern with one family lot




This must have been an impressive family vault at one time but the railings have all broken and now lay on the tomb





Above a Pillar & urn. Left some family vaults



Three tombs or vaults of the same family


I could not work out if the crosses on these graves had been laid over or were meant to be lik eit



Above some of the older headstones now eroding. Right modern headstone among the older ones



along the wall headstones laid up




couple of tombs one has the remains of a fence on the top





More old headstones leaning against the wall




One the right looked a little different while on the left a memorial on the North wall of the church









Above memorials on the East end of the church




Above the urn on a family vault with the memorials on the East end behind. Right a fenced vault now has a bush growing inside





I'll leave you with a shot of the Eagle Lectern in the church
Till Next time have a good weekend


5 comments:

  1. Hello Bill!
    I am happy to see your wonderful relationships and beautiful pictures again.
    In your post I admire a very interesting architecture.
    I love such architecture and stere cemeteries.
    Blessed Sunday:)
    Lucja

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  2. ...Bill, this lovely church and graveyard are set in a wonderful landscape. You are fortunate to be able of see the interior. Thanks so much.

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  3. That is a very interesting church. Quite a bit of years reflected in all those headstones. I'm visiting Scotland in Sept and hope to stop at lots of old churches.

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  4. St David's has been around for an unbelievably long time in one form or another Bill,and you get the feeling it will always be there! The bell tower and windows are fabulous, I like the sturdiness of it, the little touches like cushions on the pews give the impression that it's well used and the many old gravestones would have been fascinating to read. Beautifully shown as always .

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  5. The eagle seems an odd adornment in such a simple ancient church.
    Love the arch!

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