St Michael's Church, Llanfihangel Rhydithon, Radnorshire
Dedication: St Michael and All Angels
Built: 14th century
Rebuilt: 19th century
1. A 14th century font survives in the church rebuilt in 1839 and 1891.
[Extracted from The Old Parish Churches of Mid-Wales by Mike Salter, published 1991, Folly Publications, Malvern; ISBN 1-871731-11-9]
2. St Michael and All Angels is a small church of wholly Victorian (and perhaps later) date located some 15 km south-west of Knighton. It is undistinguished architecturally and internally its main pre-19thC fittings are a medieval font and a small group of monuments. The churchyard is polygonal and shows no sign of early modification. Whole building re-erected, though at two different times, in the 19thC. New masonry used, though the Victorian lancets may echo earlier fenestration.
[Extracted from Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) website]
Photography: John Ball
Date: 13 August 1998
Camera: Agfa ePhoto307 digital
The inscription on this ornate monument (right) states:
Erected by his only surviving brother,
to the memory of RICHARD MOORE of Presteign,
third son of JOHN and ANNE MOORE,
of Old Hall, in this Parish.
He died the 11th of February 1860, in the
69th year of his age.
Also of THOMAS MOORE Esqr.
of OLD HALL,
who died June 8th 1872
NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING: SIMPLY TO THY CROSS I CLING