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Church of St Illtyd, Mamhilad
Church of St Illtyd
St Illtyd's Church, Mamhilad.jpg
"an extremely fine and rare rood-loft "
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Location Mamhilad, Monmouthshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
History
Status parish church
Founded late Medieval
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 18 November 1980
Architectural type Church
Style Perpendicular
Administration
Parish Mamhilad with Monkswood with Glascoed
Deanery Monmouth
Archdeaconry Monmouth
Diocese Monmouth

The Church of St Illtyd, Mamhilad, Monmouthshire, Wales, is a parish church with its origins in the 11th century. Renovations took place in the 19th century and again in 1999–2000. It is a Grade II* listed building and an active parish church.

History

The church dates from the medieval period but the building fabric cannot be dated with certainty. Mention of the church is made in a record of 1100. The existing features are late medieval, or of the restoration undertaken by John Prichard and John Pollard Seddon in 1864–1865. A further restoration took place in 1999–2000. The church remains an active church in the parish of Mamhilad with Monkswood with Glascoed.

Architecture and description

The church is built of Old Red Sandstone rubble. The style of the existing fabric is Perpendicular. The church comprises a nave, chancel, two porches and a bellcote. Cadw describes the rood loft as a "great rarity" and the listing record for the church's Grade II* designation notes the "extremely fine and rare rood-loft".

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