St Michael & All Angels Church, Churches and Chapels Cwmbran, Torfaen - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Llantarnam Road Cwmbran Torfaen Wales
The medieval church of St Michael at Llantarnam with its fine Tudor Tower and C16 chancel arcade is a grade ll listed buiding and well worth a visit. It was probably built by the monks for the use of the local community. The basic structure is twelfth century and the chapel to the north seems to have been added in the thirteenth century, possibly as a lady chapel. The present church building prior to restoration in 1921, had walls covered with plaster and an enclosed 'barrel' roof. When the plaster was removed a magnificent series of medieaval murals were uncovered, one of the Virgin with a boy altar server, others of a priest dressed in mediaeval clothing, Elijah in the wilderness and St John the baptist. They had been covered with lime wash at the time of the reformation.
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