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Bayvil Church:
where "conservation" means wildlife as well as the building

Redundant, neglected, damp and forgotten for many years, the church lay undisturbed; a haven for wildlife.

  Under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches, this delightful and isolated church with its Georgian box pews, triple-   decker pulpit and medieval font, came into the Welsh Redundant Churches scheme, receiving substantial grant aid from Cadw.


In this project, "conservation" included the wildlife in and around the building, as much as the fabric itself. An owl hole and bat roosts were built in. Enlightened neglect of the yard leaves ground-nesting birds, cowslips and badgers to live undisturbed.