St Bridget's Church

Skenfrith, United Kingdom

The Church of St Bridget has medieval in origin, with the earliest parts believed to date from the reign of King John (1166–1216). It was extended in the fourteenth and again in the sixteenth century, sympathetically restored in 1896 and again in 1909–10.

The church is constructed of Old Red Sandstone. It comprises a two-aisled nave, chancel and a West tower. The tower is topped by a dovecote belfry with a pyramidal roof.

The interior contains the very fine chest tomb of John Morgan, died 1557, who was Member of Parliament for the Monmouth Boroughs, Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster and last Governor of the Three Castles, of Skenfrith, Grosmont and White Castle.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Hannah Rosa (8 months ago)
Very peaceful.
Eliot Collins (2 years ago)
A good medieval church, well worth the visit if you're already at the castle. Plenty of interesting historical features inside, like medieval wall paintings and a large chest tomb. Unusual timber belfry more common further north in Shropshire; Clun, Hopesay, and More are all good examples. Some can be found in Powys too, like Bettws Cedewain, Kerry and Llanidloes.
Lee Ambrose (2 years ago)
The wooden spire caught my eye being just across the road from Skenfrith Castle. Well worth a look inside. The church dates from 1637 and is still in use
Jim Verrechia (2 years ago)
Beautiful church with unusual wooden 'spire'. Good to hear that the bells were in good working condition - and that the clock was keeping good time.
Darren Barton (3 years ago)
Nice little church, some interesting graves. Slightly different architecture to a traditional Church with a speir, where this has a bell tower that looks like a dovecote. I would also take a look at the castle next door.
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