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Church of St Thomas a Becket

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Location type: Church
Location address: United Kingdom, Monmouthshire
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Ghmyrtle | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Church of St Thomas a Becket is located in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, Wales. In the late 12th century the land was inherited by Henry de Bohun. The church was built by his son Humphrey after he inherited the title in 1220, and was dedicated to St. Thomas à Becket who had been assassinated in 1170 and canonised three years later. The chronicler Adam of Usk, who held the post in 1399, was one of the earliest known rectors of the church. The church was designated a Grade II listed building on 19 August 1955.

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