St James's Church, Manorbier

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St James's Church, Manorbier
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St James's Church, Manorbier
Location in Pembrokeshire
Coordinates: 51°38′38″N4°47′49″W / 51.6438°N 4.7970°W / 51.6438; -4.7970
CountryWales
Denomination Church in Wales
Website http://www.caldeylma.co.uk/stjames.html [ dead link ]
History
Dedication Saint James
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade I
Designated14 May 1970
Architectural type Church
Specifications
Materials Stone, slate roof

St James's Church, Manorbier is a Grade I-listed parish church in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The church dates from the 12th century, and has been considerably altered over the years, though medieval ceiling paintings in the porch survive. The church has a slender tower of the local type and a bellcote. The chancel was built in about 1250 on older foundations with the transepts added in the same period. [1] [2]

Listed building Protected historic structure in the United Kingdom

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

Manorbier village in United Kingdom

Manorbier is a village, community and parish on the south coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. An electoral ward with the same name exists. This ward stretches inland to St Florence and had a total population at the 2011 Census of 2,083.. Manorbier is twinned with Vernou-la-Celle-sur-Seine, France.

Pembrokeshire County in Wales

Pembrokeshire is a county in the southwest of Wales. It is bordered by Carmarthenshire to the east, Ceredigion to the northeast, and the sea everywhere else.

There are three military graves in the churchyard dating between 1918 and 1920 that are looked after by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. [3]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six independent member states whose principal function is to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military service members who died in the two World Wars. The Commission is also responsible for commemorating Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action during World War II. The Commission was founded by Sir Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 named the Imperial War Graves Commission. The change to the present name took place in 1960.

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References

  1. "British Listed Buildings: St James' Church, Manorbier" . Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. Cadw. "St James's Church, Manorbier  (Grade I) (5975)". National Historic Assets of Wales . Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. "CWGC: St James Churchyard, Manorbier" . Retrieved 29 March 2016.