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Cold War Warrior

Posted on 07/03/2014

Photo taken on June 25, 2014

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St Mary's
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St Mary's Church, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014

St Mary's Church, Builth Wells, Powys 25 June 2014
The 1696 slate marker for Jane Loyd (sic.), nee Will, attached to the porch wall over the effigy of John Lloyd.

"Jane Ye Daughter of John Will
Esqr, Wife to Marmaduke Loyd
Deseased ye 26 of february
1696 Aged 76
She's entred in to Glory
Free from Strife
***rtious Mother
And a Careful wife
Five pious Children
Did survive her here
To imitate her
Till they shall appeare
Since entred in to Glory
One of five
God grant long life
To them that do survive".

The tower of St Mary's dates from around 1300 but was subsequently increased in height; the remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1875. Prior to The Reformation, the church was served by the monks of Brecon Priory. After this, incumbents are listed from 1574. Inside the porch is an effigy of John Lloyd who died in 1585 and was the first Sheriff and Justice of The Peace in Wales, and who was also appointed "Squire to the body of Queen Elizabeth I". A plaque outside states that John Wesley preached in the churchyard on 3rd May 1743.