Walterstone Church

Walterstone Church

Medieval parish church extensively restored during the mid-nineteenth century in this ancient hamlet with an Iron Age hillfort and reported Roman remains. The Walterstone motte–and–bailey castle is adjacent.

The Church is the mausoleum of the Cecil (in Welsh: Sitsilt) family who lived at nearby Allt–yr–Ynys. They were the ancestors of Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. They also had close connections with Dore Abbey and with the family of Blanche Parry.

Entry Cost



Most days
  • Welcomes

    • Free entry
    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
  • Special Features

    • Off-grid (no Wi-Fi)
    • Rural location
    • Historical Interest
Walterstone Church

Directions & Parking

Map pin Walterstone
North of the A465 at Pandy

Walterstone Church Recommends

Find the Cecil Window: early 17th century stained–glass depicting the quartered arms of the family of Cecil and was brought here from Allt–yr–Ynys.