Presteigne is a large church set above the marshes by the River Lugg which seems to have been a minster before Domesday (1086).  The only obvious ancient remains are the lower dozen or so courses of supposedly herringbone masonry that forms the base of the outer wall at the east end of the north aisle.  Above this the rest of the wall consists of larger rocks with leveling courses inbetween, rather resembling North Welsh work, like the inner curtain at Criccieth castle.  There are 2 blocked windows in this.  Just possibly this was the original church nave.


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