Llanarth Fawr Community Council
Llanarth Fawr Community Council

St Peter's, Bryngwyn

St Peter’s Church in Bryngwyn, Wales is a typical small rural church that was enlarged by the addition of a north aisle and a chancel arch which has recently required buttressing. A square-headed two-light window on the south wall of the nave and a doorway and stairs in the north wall indicate the position of the old rood-loft.  The high doorway in the tower indicates an old gallery, the rails of which, it is suggested, have been reused in the altar-rail.  There is a trefoiled piscina in the Chancel south wall and Early English and Perpendicular windows.  The imposing oak reredos was gifted by the Crawley family, and the head of our Lord falls to the North which unsurprisingly echoes the northward divergence of the Chancel axis.


The porch has been described as a poem in oak with its curved lintels, ogee arch and brace-arches.  Stone seats and the handsome studded door show it to be an integral part of building.

The Powell family have a long history of service to Bryngwyn.  Thomas Powell (1767-1844) was the Bryngwyn Parish clerk for many years until his death.  His son James (1803 -1875) took over from him and was the Parish clerk in 1836, and also then became in 1837 the official registrar for BMD. The family still live in the Raglan area

  • Contact: Kay Spencer - 01291 690324   
  • Rural Dean - The Rev.  Tim Clement,  
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