SO2314 : Parish Church of St Elli, Llanelly, Monmouthshire

taken 1 year ago, near to Llanelly, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Parish Church of St Elli, Llanelly, Monmouthshire
Parish Church of St Elli, Llanelly, Monmouthshire
The ancient church on a hill above Gilwern is part of the Church in Wales Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.
This is one of the few unblocked views of the church, because there are many ancients yews in the churchyard from which, according to legend, Gwent bowmen made their bows for the Battle of Agincourt.
The medieval church building was Grade II (star) listed in 1963.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
Church in Wales 
Listed Building Status (from Tags)
Grade II Star 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2321 1484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.6128N 3:6.9395W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2323 1483
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Diocese of Swansea and Brecon  Parish Church 

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