24 January 2017

Penarth: St Augustine’s Church, 1

I’m sure this will be just the first of many posts about St Augustine’s Church and today’s is just a quickie as I’m still caught up in the moving / getting settled process. Designed by renowned architect William Butterfield and completed in 1866, St Augustine’s sits on the highest part of Penarth Head so is visible for miles around (the photo below was taken from the other side of Cardiff Bay). The church is Grade I listed and, for those interested in the architectural details, this magnificent tower is described thus on the British Listed buildings website: ‘Weathercock finial to W gable of four-storey tower with corbelled saddle, twin re-used lancets to bell openings, triple arcades to lower storey, corner buttresses.’