Architect: Sir Thomas Drew
The original church was built in 1629 by Valentine Payne and there is an inscription on the bell to Elizabeth Payne, wife of Valentine. It was restored – renovated by Sir Thomas Drew during 1880-82. The remodelling (new nave, chancel, and transepts) was carried out for 5th Viscount Bangor in memory of Lady Bangor. Re-consecrated 13 April 1882. Image published in The Building News, November 19th 1880.
The lych gate, built in 1888, a gift of Admiral Ward, is a distinctive feature of the church. It’s a roofed gateway where the coffin awaits the arrival of the clergyman for the funeral service.