Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys

formerly in: Radnorshire


Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

N.B.Position of marker is approximate and does not necessarily show the exact location of the site.

Site OS Grid Ref: SO05407131

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Church (Anglican)

New church built 1865-66 on site of medieval original, at the expense of Miss Mary Beatrice Phillips, sister of the squire, George Henry Phillips. Rood screen and figures post-1886. Reredos contains glass mosaic panels by Salviati. Victorian interior. Glass by Heaton & Butler (chancel) and Clayton & Bell (west). Painting of 'Agony in the Garden' a copy of Antonio Corregio's work in the Duke of Wellington's collection at Apsley House. Tympanum over south door.
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Artworks at this site:
  Scenes from the Gospels with the Twelve Disciples Scenes from the Gospels with the Twelve Disciples
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
about 1870
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
west wall
 I am the Light of the World I am the Light of the World
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
1866
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
south wall of the chancel
  The Baptism of Christ and the Agony in the Garden The Baptism of Christ and the Agony in the Garden
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
1866
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
chancel
 I am the Good Shepherd I am the Good Shepherd
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
1866
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
chancel
  The Crucifixion and the Resurrection The Crucifixion and the Resurrection
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne
1866
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
east wall of the chancel
  The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
chancel arch
  The Last Supper with the Agnus Dei and the Pelican in her Piety The Last Supper with the Agnus Dei and the Pelican in her Piety
firm/studio: Salviati & Co.
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
sanctuary
  The Ascension The Ascension
about 1866
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
tympanum over the south porch
 The Agony in the Garden The Agony in the Garden
artist (after): Correggio
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Abbey Cwmhir, Powys
north wall of the nave


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