Pembroke – St Mary’s Church

History

Church of St. Mary in Pembroke was erected in the 13th century. In the mid-fourteenth century it was enlarged by a northern nave and a tower. According to local tradition, king Henry VII, who was born at the nearby Pembroke Castle, was baptized in the church of St. Mary, but there is no evidence. At the end of the 19th century, the building fell into disrepair. At the end of the 19th century, it fell into disrepair. Its renovation was carried out in the years 1869-1882 and at the beginning of the 20th century.

Architecture

The church consists of a rectangular nave and a narrower chancel on the east side. The tower from around 1350 was placed unusually on the north side, between the nave and the presbytery. A northern nave was erected along with it, arranged parallel to the older, southern one. The western porch is already a modern addition. The original entrance led through the southern side of the church, where the sacristy is located today. Two original windows are located in the southern part of the church, the rest has been modernized in the 19th century. The tower is topped with a parapet on corbels and a battlement. It has a corner turret with a staircase.

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bibliography:
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Pembroke.
Website wikipedia.org, St Mary’s Church, Pembroke.