Jeff’s History Blog – My trip to St Andrews Major

First visit to St Andrews Major church – I’m very impressed with the place, nice surroundings in a small peaceful village.

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St Andrews Major Church

The high west tower with a corbelled parapet and a south door way, the porch and wide north aisle all date from remodelling of 1480-1520. The nave and chancel are maybe 13th century and the font is Norman. The chancel arch and east window date from a restoration of 1875-9

Then visited another church not far from St Andrews. In the village of Wenvoe not too bad of a church, but not really that impressive. St Marys church was much restored in 1876. There was a tower until a new one was built at the west end in 1699.

St Marys Church, Wenvoe

Inside there are fine monuments to the owners of Wenvoe castle William Thomas,1636, Sir John Thomas,1704, and his wife, and Peter Birt,1791.

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