St Maughans, Monmouthshire - St Maughan

St Maughans has origins in the 13th or 14th centuries, though there is evidence of earlier work, including a 12th century font.  The church was reconstructed in the late 15th or early 16th century, and extensively rebuilt in 1865-1866.  It has a combined nave and chancel, and the two storey timber belfry is a 19th century addition.

John Axten was "a staunch servant of the Bank of England".  He and his wife were both churchwardens of this church.  She outlived him by about 37 years, and lived to be over 100 years old.

This memorial plaque inside the church must have been very colourful when it was installed after the death of John Lewis in 1740.