St. Mary’s Church Hay

St. Mary’s tower can be seen from many points in Hay-on-Wye, but it’s the old, weathered gravestones that caught my eye.

The church was originally constructed in the 12th century. It was significantly renovated in the 19th century when a new nave, chancel and trio of Gothic arches were added. Today, the lower part of the tower is all that remains from the original structure.

The show-stopper in here is the rare Victorian pipe organ. It was constructed in 1883 by Henry Bevington & Sons in London for private residence Hatley Hall, Gamlingay, near Cambridge. It was gifted to the church in 2007.

St. Mary, Hay,Wales

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