Grade I listed medieval church which was rebuilt in the 1800s, carefully reusing some of the earlier fabric – such as the 15th-century rood-screen, stained glass and tracery.
In 1885 the vicar’s wife, Rosamund Lindsay, died and her husband decorated the interior in her memory. The artist Heywood Sumner introduced sgraffito panels, taking The Benedicite as his theme. True to medieval tradition, Sumner included local features in his designs - eg the nearby River Usk and the Sugar Loaf are included. The church was proposed for demolition but a hard-fought battle eventually led to its protection. This church, which is not open to the public regularly, will be open on Sunday 8 September. Information guides will be available for visitors to read and take home. Address: St Mary's Church, Llanfair Kilgeddin, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9BG. SO 357 087. In Llanfair Kilgeddin on B4598 take the turning opposite the Village Hall and the church is clearly visible in its large churchyard. Disabled access is possible.