St Michael’s is a redundant, Grade I listed church of considerable importance. The building can be traced to the late 12th – early 13th century, and its setting reflects its ancient origins.
The 15th and 16th centuries brought much change to the church: the chapels and north transept were removed and the tower was heightened. In the late 1850s the church was ‘restored’ – this time by John Campbell, 2nd Earl of Cawdor, who commissioned re-roofing, re-flooring and re-fenestration. As a legacy, the Cawdor arms decorate the tiled chancel floor.
St Michael’s will be open daily for visitors throughout the Open Doors festival. Walk-around guides and more detailed guidebooks will be available.
Address: Church Lane, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5HN
Church door can be stiff so give it a really good push!