St Peter’s sits near a circular burial ground, a strong indicator of its use as a site of Christian worship since Celtic times. The present church is stone with a square tower, two miles from Abergavenny in the Usk Valley and just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park. The building dates from 1254 and was dedicated to St Waynardo. Features from this early church can be found in the tower base and doorway. Much of the present building dates from the 14th century, with ogival-headed priest’s doorway and simple chancel windows with reticulated tracery. The tower contains two bells from as early as 1495. There is a simple pre-Norman font.
The project will tackle urgent structural works - the tower is unsafe and inaccessible. Stone slates are falling off the roof, causing internal damage as a result of water ingress, and presenting a safety issue. The project will repair the roof of the nave and chancel with stone slates, replace the lead flashings, and make the building watertight and safe. This is part of a larger project to repair the tower and install toilet and kitchen facilities. When dry and safe, the church can be properly used and its heritage appreciated. The whole community can benefit from using the conserved church.
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