St Mary's and St Nicholas's Church, Beaumaris

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Beaumaris Church

St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris, is a fourteenth century Grade I listed building in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales.

History[edit]

The church was founded around 1330 to serve the new town.

Description[edit]

It retains a 14th-century decorated nave, with four-bay arcades,[1] although the chancel was rebuilt around 1500 in Perpendicular style.[1][2] The west tower is of four stages, with a battlemented parapet.[2] The upper section was remodelled in the early 19th century.[2] The north vestry and south porch are probably nineteenth century.[2] The exterior is mainly Perpendicular.[1]

There are sixteenth century chancel stalls, also the coffin and lid of Joan, wife of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth and illegitimate daughter of King John.[2][3] There are late fifteenth to early sixteenth century misericords, although with eight 1902 replacements.[2] It is likely the old misericords came from the friary at Llan-faes.[1] The church also contains the tomb of William Bulkeley, (died c. 1490), deputy constable of the castle, and of his wife.[1] This is made of Midlands alabaster. A number of monuments to leading seventeenth century Establishment figures adorn the chancel east wall.

St Mary's and St Nicholas's is located in a large churchyard, with Church Street to the east and Steeple Lane to the west.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Jenkins, Simon (2008). Wales: Churches, Houses, Castles. London: Allen Lane. pp. 48–49. ISBN 9780713998931.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Coflein". www.coflein.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  3. ^ "Oxford DNB article: Joan". www.oxforddnb.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  4. ^ Loomis, Richard, New House & Guto'r Glyn in 1492 (Richard Loomis, 2005) p. 118.

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Coordinates: 53°15′49″N 4°05′39″W / 53.2637°N 4.0943°W / 53.2637; -4.0943