Marcross, Holy Trinity Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 12th century font
The most interesting historic feature at Marcross is the huge Norman font, like a gigantic barrel, decorated with roll moulding.
On the south side of the chancel is a leper window, allowing afflicted sufferers to view the altar during services. The church has a distinctive saddleback west tower, probably added in the 14th century. Holy Trinity was extensively restored in 1893, and in the process most of the medieval features were lost. One of the new features was a set of attractive encaustic tiles set into the nave floor. You can still see some evidence of whitewash that originally covered the walls.
As far as we are aware the church is normally open daylight hours.
About Marcross, Holy Trinity Church
Address: Beach Road, Marcross, Glamorgan, Wales, CF61 1ZF
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Off the B4265, 3 miles wst of Llantwit Major on minor roads
Website: Marcross, Holy Trinity Church
OS: SS924 693
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