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St Afan's Church, Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire

Denomination: Anglican

Dedication: St Afan

Built: Medieval with later additions

Notes: St Afan's church at Llanafan Fawr lies some miles to the south-west of Builth Wells. Part of the medieval church survives but there has been considerable rebuilding in the 18thC and 19thC. It contains several interesting features, most notably several early medieval stone fragments and a pillar stone. The churchyard is massive and would originally have been nearly circular. The tower rebuilt in 1765, but earlier base used for foundation, and older slit windows incorporated into new structure. North and east walls of nave and chancel retained at time of restoration in 1887, but new windows inserted, old chancel demolished, new chancel formed in east end of existing nave. The south wall completely rebuilt. Porch taken down and rebuilt in 1887.
[Source: Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) website, where further details are provided]

Photography (exterior): Glenys Travis
Date: 4 August 2004
Camera: Fuji Finepix A203 digital compact
Photography (interior): Robert Price
Date: 17 September 2009
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P41 digital compact

St Afan's, Llanafan Fawr

St Afan's, Llanafan Fawr

Below: Sanctuary and high altar (left). Organ (right).
St Afan's, Llanafan Fawr St Afan's, Llanafan Fawr

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