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.

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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.