Church and Chapel Study Day in the Usk Valley

Join us for guided visits to two churches, Llanspyddid and Llywel, and a chapel in Beili Du to find out about their restoration, refurbishment, and renewal schemes.

The Church of Saint Cattwg in Llanspyddid, has a memorial stone said to cover the grave of Anlach, father of Brychan Brycheiniog who gave his name to the county. The Church of Saint David in Llywel contains a replica of the Llywel Stone—with an inscription in the ogham alphabet—originally found at Pentre Poeth Farm. Beili Du Chapel is an excellent example of a long wall chapel, which has been hardly changed since its construction in 1800.

Many churches are under threat from rising costs and falling revenue and, in some cases, this has led to redundancy and closure. The loss of churches and chapels from our history is concerning and this study day will also give those attending to explore and discuss some of the alternatives to closure, demonstrated by the three buildings we will visit.

Numbers are limited so please book with Elaine Starling (01874 711 484 or

  • May 18, 2019
  • 10:30 am - 5:30 pm