St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
 
The Nave, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny.

The Nave is part of the cruciform shape of this impressively large church and is 172 feet in length.

This view is towards the East End.

Comment  


 
The Quire, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

The Quire has oaken choir stalls with carved misericords and carved lattice work backs which are 15th-century survivals. They bear the name of the prior at that time, 'Wynchestre', and his own stall remains, slightly raised and surmounted by a mitre.

Comment  


 
The Jessie, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny.

This figure is the Jesse, an elaborate, very large, 15th-century wooden carving made from a single piece of oak which would have once been part of an even larger carving forming a Jesse Tree telling the lineage of Jesus Christ based on that in the Bible. It is unique in Britain and described by Tate Britain as one of the finest medieval sculptures in the world.

In 2016 a new stained-glass Jesse window designed by Helen Whittaker was installed in the Lewis Chapel, incorporating the wooden Jesse at its foot.

Comment  


 
A Monument, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny.

A Monument to William & Joan Baker. This 17th Century tomb shows William and Joan kneeling at prayer. It is elaborately and beautifully carved in local stone, and it is thought that the artist carried out the work 'in situ'.

Comment  


 
A Wall Clock, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny.

A rather fine Wall Clock displayed in the church.

Comment