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St Teilo's Church, Llanarth, Monmouthshire
Church of St Teilo
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The entrance and tower
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Location Llanarth, Monmouthshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
Status parish church
Founded C15th century
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 9 January 1956
Architectural type Church
Parish Llanarth
Deanery Raglan/Usk
Archdeaconry Monmouth
Diocese Monmouth

The Church of St Teilo, Llanarth, Monmouthshire, Wales is a former parish church with its origins in the 15th century. Renovations took place in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It is a Grade II* listed building and is now a redundant church, having closed in 2013.


The church is dedicated to Saint Teilo, a 6th-century Bishop of Llandaff. It is predominantly of the 15th century. John Prichard undertook renovations in 1847. Further work was undertaken by Richard Creed in 1884-5, including the reconstruction of the top of the tower. St Teilo's is no longer an active church, the high cost of repairs leading to its closure in 2013.

Architecture and description

The church is built of sandstone rubble, in a Decorated style. The interior contains a number of funerary monuments, including an obelisk in white marble, erected in memory of Elizabeth Jones. The monument was raised by her husband, William Jones of Clytha Park, who also built the folly Clytha Castle in her memory.

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