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Monday, February 7, 2011

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith

St Bridget’s Church was founded in 1207 AD by Hubert de Burgh, First Earl of Kent (1160-1243) who was also responsible for rebuilding Skenfrith Castle in stone; the church was reconstructed and enlarged in the 14th century.

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith


The tower, nave (see below) and chancel of St Bridget's Church date from its 13th century origin. The porch and north and south aisles were constructed in the following two centuries.

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith

St Bridget's Church in Skenfrith is home to the impressive tomb of John Morgan (see below)who died in 1557. Morgan was Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster and the last Governor of the 'Three Castles' (Skenfrith Castle, White Castle, and Grosmont Castle).

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith

St Bridget's Church in Skenfrith is located in Monmouthshire, Wales just off the B4521. Visitors to St Bridget's Church may also want to see see the adjacent Skenfrith Castle and the 17th century coaching inn The Bell pub, which was voted 2007 Michelin Pub of the year. Grosmont Castle and White Castle are also nearby.

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith (home page of the church)

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith Map (Google map)

© 2011 John Westby

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