Church of St John the Baptist, Llanrothal, Herefordshire

Llanrothal, Monmouth, Herefordshire, NP25 5QL
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A church on the edge of England

This remote, whitewashed church on the Welsh border lies in an idyllic valley setting by the River Monnow.

The church is said to have been founded by a Celtic saint, St Ridol, and the dedication to St John the Baptist is thought to date from the Norman period. Rescued from ruin in 1921, it has a beautiful rustic Medieval interior.

The nave has a twelfth-century window in its north wall, while the other windows here are from the fourteenth century. The impressive south window in the chancel is clearly later, probably dating from around 1400.