This redundant church is remotely situated in a large and ancient churchyard deep in the Black Mountains.
Of thirteenth century origin, it is renowned for its huge fourteenth century screen with loft painted blood red. The panels above have small quatrefoil openings, to allow a view from the loft to the high altar to the east. The altar rails date from the seventeenth century, and the church possesses a fine run of simple evocative monuments, and some wall paintings.
St Ellyw's church will be open for visitors, and will have short guides available for visitors to read in the church and to take home. Location - Llanelieu, Powys, LD3 0EB.
Remote location - from the centre of Talgarth (near Tower Hotel and phone box) take road on incline. In 200 yards at T junction turn right. After a good mile at a fork bear left.
Parking is very limited.
Church is accessed by uneven, sloping grass path.