Chapel Ruins Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004

This picturesque ruin stands amidst the humps in the ground which are all that remains of the medieval village of Runston it once served. We arrived in late afternoon with low sunshine illuminating this rather special place.

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

Part of the font taken from this building is to be found in St Julian's Church, Newport, incorporated into the north-west entrance as a holy water stoup.

Here is the sign attached to the building:
"This small chapel was built in the early 12th century soon after the conquest of the district by the Normans. The chapel, along with the village which it served and whose remains are visible under the turf, fell into ruin in the 18th century."

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

Here are some views of the various window openings.

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTCChapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

The fabulous chancel arch.

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

The west end - their appears to be foundations of a tower in the grass, much larger than the current structure at this end which rather more resembles a chimney!

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

And finally a view of this glorious place from the south.

Chapel ruins, Runston, Monmouthshire, Wales - 26th September 2004 - MTC

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