Manorbier, St James Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 14th-century de Barri effigy
The oldest part of the present building is the striking west tower, which dates to the middle of the 12th century. The nave may be 12th century as well, but the chancel is mostly 13th and 14th century, and the entire church was remodelled in the Victorian period. The most interesting historic feature is the exceptional nave arcade vaulting, which will have architectural historians in raptures.
In the vaulted porch you can still make out remnants of medieval paintings on the ceiling.
The location is utterly superb, with views across to the castle and out over Manorbier beach. If you follow the coastal path east from the church you come to the King's Quoit cromlech.
About Manorbier, St James Church
Address: Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA70 7SZ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Off the B4585 west of Penally. Opposite Manorbier Castle. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Manorbier Castle - 0.1 miles (Castle)
King's Quoit Cromlech - 0.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Carswell Medieval House - 2.9 miles (Historic Building)
Penally, St Nicholas & St Teilo Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Carew, St Mary's Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Lamphey Bishop's Palace - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
Carew Cross - 4 miles (Historic Building)
Carew Castle - 4 miles (Castle)
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