St. Nicholas Parish Church

Grosmont, Monmouthshire Wales UK

Church in Wales (Anglican)

The church was built in several phases between 1180 and 1300. It has the oldest securely dated (1214-44) roof in Wales. Just the eight-sided bell-tower, spire and North porch were added in the 14th century. It is said the church was designed by a French architect and built by Edmund for his mother, Queen Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III. Built with a cruciform plan to be an important church, it was a worthy partner to royal Grosmont Castle.

Today St Nicholas is one of four churches in the Grosmont group with Skenfrith, Llangattock Lingoed and Llanvair. Services of Evensong and Holy Eucharist are on alternate weeks.