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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Darren Barton (2 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.
G.J. Koppenaal (4 years ago)
The St. Bridget's church in Skenfrith (South Wales) is a beautiful old church, constructed from red sandstone. He has a double-nave ship, a choir and a special wooden structure on the stone west tower. It is a so-called dovecote clock tower with pyramid roof. A picture for the photographers! The church is described on the English list of monuments as 'an important medieval church with an exceptionally good interior'. The oldest parts of the church were consecrated 1207, later rebuilt and enlarged in 1400 and 1600. In 2007, the church community celebrated its 800th anniversary! The interior of the church is surprising - it immediately feels like an interior that is 'inhabited' and cared for with love. Funny is a large table with all kinds of products from church members from the place: from onions to home-baked cakes, honey from the farm and you name it! We choose a delicious cake and make the contribution in a jar that is on the table. I see a beautiful old baptismal font, and it could have been from the beginning of the church, although it has a date from 1661 - a date after the Civil War in England. The lid is closed to prevent farmers from secretly casting a curse on animals from other farmers with this holy water! There are finely carved 16th century coffin benches, the oldest of which dates from 1564 - it was a bank from John Morgan, in 1553/1554 MP and prominent citizen of Skenfrith. He lies in a beautiful tomb a little further in the church. The largest church treasure is the Cope, a mantle that probably dates from the 14th century. Made from red velvet, with an embroidered Virgin Mary. The screen now hangs in a display case. In short - worth a visit!
RAYMOND JONES (4 years ago)
Nice area
Stefan N (5 years ago)
A nice small church, worth a quick detour from the castle to look around. Pre-reformation originally with the Skenfrith Cope an item of note inside on display.
Jonathan Goss (5 years ago)
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