Church Monuments Society - Brecon Study Day, 28th October 2017

This study day begins with lectures in Christ College, Brecon, on the site of a medieval Dominican friary. Talks will explore the rich heritage of commemorative verse in Welsh and the survival of the traditional cross slab in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Wales. There will be an opportunity to visit the College chapel to look at medieval and post-medieval tombs and some remarkable misericords. After lunch (not included – Brecon has a range of restaurants, pubs and cafés) we reconvene at the Cathedral to explore its collection of tomb carvings.


For those who want to make a weekend of it, on Sunday we will offer a self-driven tour of some more local churches: a chance to explore the gorgeous painted wall monuments of the Brute family of stonemasons with their gilded cherubs and swags of fruit and flowers.


The charge for the day is £17.50 for CMS members, £22.50 non-members. This includes admission to the College chapel, tea and coffee on arrival but not lunch. There is no additional charge for the Sunday.


Further details will be on the CMS web site in due course, or can be obtained from the organiser, Prof. Madeleine Gray, 5 Wellington Street, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7LP, email: madeleine.gray@southwales.ac.uk