St Decuman's Church

Rhoscrowther, United Kingdom

St Decuman's Church is on a very early Christian site and is dedicated to Saint Decuman. It was the 'bishop-house' of the cantref of Penfro and one of the seven principal churches in Dyfed under medieval Welsh law. It is constructed of rubble stone under a slate roof which carries a bellcote. The nave and chancel are possibly 13th century and the transept, chapel and tower 14th century.

The font, in the north porch, is 12th or 13th century; the nave has a small Norman font. The church contains a number of tombs and memorials, including two recesses and wall-mounted coffin lids. The oldest dated memorial is a 1716 baroque monument to F Powell of Greenhill. The pulpit and lectern are 19th century, and windows range from the 19th and 20th centuries, as recently as 1960.

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Founded: 12th century
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