Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Site OS Grid Ref: SN134004
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Church (Anglican)
One of the largest medieval churches in Wales. The tower dates from the fourteenth or fifteenth century and the spire from the late fifteenth century. St Mary's was greatly enlarged in the fifteenth century under Rector John Smith 1461-75. Victorian restorations in 1855-63 by David Brandon (Perpendicular windows) and in 1884 by J.P. Seddon. 1960s improvements by A.D.R. Caroe.

People associated with this site
   as architect: John Pollard Seddon
   as architect: David Brandon


Artworks at this site:
  Receiving the Crown of Life Receiving the Crown of Life
artist: Karl Parsons
1917
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the north aisle
  The Ascension The Ascension
Manufacturer: Clayton & Bell
about 1882
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the nave
  Scenes from the Old and New Testaments Scenes from the Old and New Testaments
Manufacturer: William Wailes
1856
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  The Crucifixion with Soldier Saints The Crucifixion with Soldier Saints
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd
1920
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the south aisle
  The Visitation The Visitation
firm/studio: John Hardman Studios
1955
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
north wall
  Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Symbols of the Four Evangelists
Designer: F. A. Walters
1886
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
north aisle by the door
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
1927
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
south west corner of the south aisle
  The Annunciation The Annunciation
1890s
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the north aisle
  Virgin and Child Virgin and Child
1917
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the north aisle
  The Virgin Mary The Virgin Mary
artist: Karl Parsons
1908
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the sanctuary


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