SO1091 : Church of St Mary, Newtown

taken 10 years ago, near to Newtown/Y Drenewydd, Powys, Great Britain

Church of St Mary, Newtown
Church of St Mary, Newtown
The first record of this church dates from 1253 when it appears as the Chapelry of the Church of Llanwllchaiarn. In 1291 it became the parish church of the town which was then known as Llanfair-yng-nghedewain. The massive square stone tower with wooden belfry is typical of Montgomeryshire churches and may have been erected about a hundred years later.
The church stands on the banks of the Severn and was abandoned for worship in 1856, after the building of St David's, as it had become too small for the congregation and, being subject to flooding, was in a bad state of repair.
The elaborate tomb on the south wall is that of Robert Owen, a Newtown born social reformer and founder of the Co-operative Movement.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 January, 2008
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 108 918 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.0171N 3:18.8775W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 108 918
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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