Lamphey – St Tyfai’s Church


The history of the temple in this place dates back to the early Middle Ages. In the period after the Norman conquest it served parish functions. The present church was built in the 14th century, when the nave, chancel and transept were erected. At the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, a porch and a tower were added. The church was renovated in 1826, when additional sitting places were added, and again refurbished in the mid-nineteenth century, when a partial reconstruction was made.


The church consists of a three-span nave, a two-span chancel, a small northern transept with a squint, a southern, also modest transept, southern porch, and a tower on the western side. The tower is lofty, four-sided, topped with a parapet and crenelage on corbels, also has a communication turret from the north-eastern side.

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Website, St Tyfai’s church, Lamphey; St Faith and St Tyfei, Lamphey.