Penallt Old Church

Monmouth, United Kingdom

Penallt Old Church dates from the late thirteenth century or early fourteenth century and its dedication is unknown. The main part of the building is medieval, although the base of the tower is earlier, and the porch is later, bearing a date of 1539. The church was restored in 1885-7 and again in 1951. It is constructed of Old Red Sandstone.

The interior has a barrel-shaped ceiling from the sixteenth century and a four-bay Perpendicular arcade. It also contains an elaborate coat of arms of Queen Anne, dating from 1707. The altar table was carved in 1916 by a war refugee from Belgium, who was reputed to be a master carver at St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Jonathan David Price (15 months ago)
I've heard of an old guest house in the area of penalt that is extremely haunted ,whether or not its still there it would have been around the early 50s that a family member of mine said they had visited there but couldn't stay because of the disturbances kept them awake . Has anyone heard of this place or can shed some light on it thank you ?
chris kedward (2 years ago)
Lovely old church with great views
Lee H (2 years ago)
Beautiful, historic, Grade 1 listed church overlooking the Lower Wye Valley. Peaceful, picturesque area, off the beaten track thanks to its relatively isolated position at the end of the wooded hill (Pen-Allt).
Euan Tait Retreats Libretti (3 years ago)
Stunning historic church (the magnificent nave arcade looks like it could be the collapsed north arcade from Tintern Abbey, reused). Wonderful views from peaceful church yard. Only disadvantage is the very narrow roads to get there, so be careful!
Mel Green (3 years ago)
What a beautiful setting..all the daffodils out in the graveyard.. gorgeous! Church closed due to covid unfortunately
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