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Abergavenny.

Buckholt, St. John. Eirian Evans.

Caerwent, St. Stephen and St. Tathan. Interior view. Link. Evangelical Church. All Gerard Charmley (2010).
Caggle Street, Cwmerra Baptist Chapel.
Janet Gimber (2014).
Caldicot, St. Mary. Margaret Woodley. Link. Grade I listed. St. Paul (R.C.) on Longcroft Road. Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Elim Pentecostal Church on Longcroft Road. Janet Gimber (2015). Methodist Church off Jubilee Way. Janet Gimber (2015). Link.
Chepstow.
Coed-y-Paen, Christchurch. Another view. Both
Janet Gimber (2016). Link.
Crick, St. Nyveyn's Chapel. On a C11 site, the building is C13, or post-medieval, according to source consulted. It was in agricultural use until the 1980's, when it was converted to residential use. Janet Gimber (2015). The owner has posted a photo of the interior on flickr, looking towards where the altar would have been. Janet would also like noted her appreciation to the owner for the helpful reception she received on her visit.
Cwmyoy, St. Martin. Much of the church building's history has been a battle between sinking foundations and the ingenuity of masons and architects. Two additional views - 1, 2, and an interior. All
Janet Gimber (2014). Link. Grade I listed.

Forest Coal Pit, Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).

Gilwern, St. Elli. U.R.C. Hope Baptist Chapel (1876). All Peter Morgan (2011).
Govilon, Christ Church. Link. Llanwerneth Baptist Chapel. Janet advises that this is allegedly the oldest Baptist fellowship in Wales, founded 1652, with the first chapel being built on the site in 1695. A plaque records that the present building was renovated in 1870. The village website says that parts of the original building still survive. Another view. All Janet Gimber (2014).
Grosmont, St. Nicholas. The octagonal tower and spire are unusual. From a postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Gerard Charmley (2011).

Henllan, Baptist Chapel. The sign above the door reads "Baptist Chapel Re-built 1805". Interior view. Both Gerard Charmley (2011).

Llanarth, St. Mary and St. Michael (R.C.), in the grounds of Llanarth Court Hospital. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2016). Link.
Llanbadoc
, St. Madoc (C). Another view. Alfred Russel Wallace, the naturalist, was baptised here. Both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Llandegveth, the former St. David (CiW), now a private residence. St. Tegfedd (CiW), founded in the 7th century. Interior view. All Gerard Charmley (2010). Link.
Llandogo, St. Oudoceus. Interior view. Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view, Peter Morgan (2012). Link. The former Hephzibah Chapel (1882). Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llanfihangel-near-Rogiet, St. Michael and All Angels, now in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches. Interior view, the font (claimed by some to be one of the earliest and largest in the county), and the preaching cross in the churchyard. All Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Llanfrechfa, All Saints. Janet Gimber. Link.
Llangybi, St. Cybi.
Janet Gimber (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Llanover, Hanover Chapel (U.R.C.), originally built as a Welsh language chapel by Lady Llanover. Gerard Charmley (2010). The former Welsh Presbyterian Church, now a day retreat centre. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llanthony, the Priory. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. Three modern views - 1, 2, 3, all Gerard Charmley (2010). St. David. Another view, and an interior view. All Gerard Charmley (2010). Link1. Link2.
Llantilio Crossenny, St. Teilo. Interior view (note the doorway in the wall, former access to a gallery, and better seen here), and a superb carved stone slab, set into the floor, all
Janet Gimber (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Llanvetherine, the former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (1842 - date-stone - though not, I suspect, original), now a private residence.
Janet Gimber (2014).

Magor, St. Mary the Virgin (the parish church). Ebenezer Baptist Church. What was a possible former chapel, now a wool shop, has been identified as a former Temperance Hall by Janet Gimber. All Gerard Charmley. The former Methodist Chapel on Main Road, now in residential use. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2015).
Mathern, St. Tewdric. Margaret Woodley. The sun-dial - most unusual!
Janet Gimber (2014). Grade I listed.
Monmouth
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Mounton, St. Adoenus. Another view, and a window. All Janet Gimber (2015). Link.

Pandy, Zoar Baptist Chapel. Steps lead down to the river for baptisms. The derelict Hope Calvinistic Methodist Church (1855). Interior view, and the pulpit. All Gerard Charmley (2010).
Pen y Cae-Mawr, a ruinous General Baptist Chapel stands a few kilometres away at ST 425 972. Old maps show it as Pen Y Well Chapel. Long derelict, Neil advises that since he took these photos, the tombs in the graveyard have been re-located to a field a little distance away. Apparently there were plans to consolidate and rebuild into a private residence, but after initial works, further efforts stopped. The chapel itself must be quite old as gravestones dated back to the 18th century, and it also had a yew tree, now destroyed. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3 and an old monument. All Neil Floyd.
Penhow, St. John the Baptist. Janet Gimber (2015). Another view, Carole Sage (1992). Link. Baptist Chapel, originally Penhow Mission Hall (1909), as the date-stone explains. Both Janet Gimber (2015).
Portskewett, St. Mary. The churchyard has a preaching cross. A blocked doorway in the tower is supposed to be Saxon in date. Two interior views - 1, 2. All Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Pwllmeyric, the former Methodist Chapel on Chapel Lane, now residential. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2015).

Raglan.
Rogiet, St. Mary. Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church on Ifton Road. Link. Both Janet Gimber (2015).

St. Arvans, St. Arvan. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2014). Link. Grade II listed. The former Independent Chapel (1849), now in residential use. Janet Gimber (2015).
Skenfrith, St. Bridget. Interior view. Both Gerard Charmley (2011). Link.

Tintern.

Undy, St. Mary the Virgin. Margaret Woodley. Link.
Usk, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. The former U.R.C. (1862), which was previously Congregational, and before that, Independent, is now in use as an art gallery. Another view. Howard Richter has discovered that the date of closure was before 1982, but has been unable to find a definitive date. SO 377 010. Both Martin Richter (2012).

 

 
 

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25 November 2016

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