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Grid Reference 566887
Postcode: SA3 2EA
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A church which stood close to Pennard castle and whose remains
can still be seen was besanded and finally abandoned in the early
16th century, so that St Mary’s became the parish church. However,
the existing church has 13th century features such as an external
window with dog-tooth mouldings, so which church pre-dates the
other is not certain. An ancient water stoup serves as a font, with
a carved Jacobean cover, and the pulpit is also Jacobean. Laudian
dog-rails protect the sanctuary and the beam supporting the
gallery may have been the medieval rood-beam.
A beautiful stained glass window, the work of local artists, was
installed to mark the new millennium. A tablet is dedicated to
Vernon Watkins and another 20th century poet, Harri Webb, is
buried in the churchyard.
The church is open daily until dusk, all year.