Knighton Church Re-Dedication

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  1. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    Can I just throw a chancel-size spanner in the works. I've just been reading through the pages relating to Knighton parish in the Rev. Jonathan Williams' The History of Radnorshire, 1859. At the bottom of page 183 is the start of a section describing Knighton's church as a "...plain, modern structure, erected in 1752....". Dare I say it goes on to say that it continues: "The church is dedicated to St. Michael....". :eek:

    See>https://archive.
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    Having said that, Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales Vol.1 (1824) says that the church is dedicated to St Edward.

    Many moons ago when I was a research librarian I used to advise my assistants "Never believe anything you read, especially if it's in a book";).

    Samuel Lewis is here>
    https://archive.
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    Thanks Flook, just what I needed, another spanner :D :D
     
  4. Flook

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    I wonder, though, whether he was just mixing up the dedication with Knighton on Teme, which is St Michael and All Angels.

    Edit: The difficulty is that he does describe it as being built in 1752 and St Michael's in Knighton on Teme is clearly a mediaeval/post mediaeval building.
     
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    Interesting reading. His list and dates of the incumbents is a bit out. I have been page by page through the registers and have several different dates for them.

    I think you're correct in your supposition. He has become a little muddled.
     
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