St Nicholas

 

St Nicholas is an attractive mediaeval church, situated at the heart of its village, and close to one of the finest and most visited stretches of the Pembrokeshire coast. It's 19th century restoration by the celebrated Victorian church architect, R K Penson, was sensitive enough to allow the church's mediaeval origins to remain legible. Penson also added an elegant roof structure. The churchyard is raised above the surrounding ground level on all sides, a detail suggestive of a site of considerable antiquity: three Early Christian stones displayed within the church provide further evidence of this. The church lies on the "Saints and Stones" trail followed by many British and overseas visitors to our area each year. Surviving mediaeval fabric includes the vaulted south transept, squint, and west wall with its impressive, massive external buttress.The unifying 19th century purple Welsh slate roof is itself now a heritage feature that this project seeks to conserve. The simple layout, modest scale, and overall character of the church will be seen by many to represent the quintessential rural Pembrokeshire church.

The grant will help fund a project for roof repairs, stonework, rainwater goods, nave plaster ceiling, insulation and heating.

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