Carew, St John the Baptist
Carew, St John the Baptist
A 14th century building in Early English style, possibly built by Bishop Henry de Gower of St Davids. The west tower with its unusual corner stair dates from 1500, and the nave arcades and porch are 15th century. The church interior suffers from heavy-handed Victorian rebuilding.
In the churchyard is a 14th century charnel house (used for storing bones) probably built at the same time as the church itself. There is a chapel over the charnel ouse. The structure was converted for use as a school in the 17th century. One wonders how the children felt taking classes in a charnel house!