Caldicot – St Mary’s Church

History

The church in Caldicot was erected in the fourteenth century, probably on the site of an earlier temple from the twelfth century. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was enlarged by a northern nave and raised, as a result of the extension of the tower. In the middle of the 19th century it was renovated, the northern nave was also heavily rebuilt.

Architecture

The church from the fourteenth century consisted of a rectangular nave and also rectangular, but smaller, chancel on the eastern side. Between them was a tower, the upper part of which was completed only in the sixteenth century. Its lower part, on the other hand, may come from an earlier temple from the 12th / 13th century. In the fifteenth century, a rectangular northern nave was added, and a hundred years later a porch on the south side. Most of the windows were replaced in the Victorian period, but they are copies of earlier, medieval ones. Inside the nave, a medieval roof truss has been preserved.

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bibliography:
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Mary’s church, Caldicot.
Website wikipedia.org, St Mary’s Church, Caldicot.