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St Madoc's Church, Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire
Church of St Madoc
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Llanbadoc Church where Alfred Russel Wallace was baptized
51°41′45″N 2°54′15″W / 51.6959°N 2.9042°W / 51.6959; -2.9042Coordinates: 51°41′45″N 2°54′15″W / 51.6959°N 2.9042°W / 51.6959; -2.9042
Location Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
History
Status Parish church
Founded C14th century
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 18 November 1980
Architectural type Church
Administration
Parish Llanbadoc
Deanery Raglan/Usk
Archdeaconry Monmouth
Diocese Monmouth
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Reverend K J Hasler

The Church of St Madoc, Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire is a parish church with its origins in the 14th century. A Grade II* listed building, the church remains an active parish church.

History

The church is thought to have belonged to Usk Priory in the 12th century, but no part of the church can be dated to before 1300. The earliest datable element is the reredos, although the nave and chancel may be contemporary with it. The tower and the main window in the nave are 15th century. The roof of the nave appears to have been rebuilt in the early 18th century, probably as a result of damage suffered in the Great Storm of 1703. In the 19th century, the church was extensively restored by John Prichard who was responsible for the almost complete rebuilding of the interior.

The Monmouthshire author and artist Fred Hando recorded that the two bells in the tower dated from 1635 and 1677. The naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was baptized at the church in 1823.

Architecture and description

The architectural historian John Newman records the style of the church as Decorated.

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