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St. Matthew's Church

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What: Anglican Church
Where: Goginan, Ceredigion
Built: 1871
Architect: Roderick Williams of Aberystwyth
Abandoned: Unknown
Listed: No
Visited: 2010
Last Known Condition: Under conversion to a private residence, Dec. 2012
Page Updated: March 2016

St Matthew's is a damp little church, standing beside the busy A44, half buried in brambles. All my researches have turned up is a dedication and an architect, Roderick Williams of Aberystwyth. Opened in 1871 as a mission church of Llanbadarn Fawr, at that time the largest parish in Cardiganshire, it served the small village of Goginan for a number of years and closed around 2000. It looked empty in 2005 when I first passed by, and it was derelict by the time I visited in 2010.

The church as seen from the road
The church as seen from the road

Stained glass shadow
Stained glass shadow #1

Stained glass shadow
Stained glass shadow #2

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South view Spirelet cross Inside the church Window with trefoil motif Plan

The property was recently offered for sale under direction from the Church in Wales at a price of £135,000 with permission to convert the building into a 4 bedroom house. At the time of writing (July '10) the property has been withdrawn from the market and appears to have been sold.


SELECT SOURCES
Gareth Hicks (21 July 2009) 'GENUKI: Llanbadarnfawr.', http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/CGN/LlanbadarnFawr/ Retrieved 22.07.10.

Anon, (2009) Character Property for sale St Matthews Church, Goginan, Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion' http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-24978913.html Retrieved 22.07.10.



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