Dedication: St Beuno
Rebuilt / Restored: 1875
Note 1: St Beuno's church is sited in a large sub-oval enclosure in the centre of the village on the north bank of the Afon Rhiw, about five miles south-west of Welshpool. The present church dates from 1802, though it underwent a major phase of rebuilding and restoration in 1875. Nothing of its medieval predecessor survives, and the only pre-19th century furnishings are three late 16th/early 17th century effigies from a tomb. The present structure is an 1875 enlargement in Gothic style of an original 1802 nave and three-storey square tower (see engravings near bottom of page). [Source: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) where further details are available]
Photography: Ellie Thomas
Date: 16 March 2008
Camera: Pentacon Praktica DCZ 5.8 compact digital
Above: "North East View of Berriew Church, Montgomery" [engraving dated 1798 – People's Collection Wales website]
Above: "South West View of the new Church, Berriew, Montgomeryshire"
[engraving published in the Gentlemen's Magazine, April 1805 – People's Collection Wales website]
Below: Untitled view of Berriew Church [engraving dated circa 1830 – People's Collection Wales website]
Many thanks to Alun Evans for drawing my attention to these old engravings.