Tuesday, September 22, 2009

St Peter's Church, Pontardawe, Glamorgan

I first saw this church some 13 years ago, driving up from the motorway, where it took my breath away. OK so it is Victorian, but I have never seen such a tall slim tower topped by such a tall spire. Sadly that day I did not have my camera with me.

Built 1858-60 at the expense of W M Parsons, local iron master, who insisted that the spire be taller than his factory chimneys (which have long disappeared). Architect was J H Baylis, and the spire reaches 197 feet (60 metres).

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