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LLANISHEN. THE CHUROH STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. At about 3.30 on Sunday afternoon, during a heavy thunderstorm, the tower of Llanishen Church, which lies about equi-distant between Chepstow, Monmouth, and Usk, was struck by lightning, which those who witnessed it described as resembling a ball of fire. The Vicar. Rev r. A. Davies, discovered from his library window that the lightning had struck the weathercock and brought down the top of the tower, and that the masonry had crashed through the roof, smashing the tiles for some yards. The weathercock itself was carried into the road, 40 yards away. Some of the masonry of the tower fell near the south entrance, only a yard or two from the porch where some people had just before been sheltering. The lightning, after taking away the top of the tower, seems to have passed along the sbuting, down the side of the wall, and then to the ground, where there is a larsje hole. The damage to the interior of the Church was but slight, and the total damage is estimated at £ 150. The Church, which is dedicated to St. Denis, and with Trelleck Grange is in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, is of great antiquity, the register dating from the year 1591. The present Vicar has held the living since 1897, and was preceded in the incumbency by the Rev E. J- Hughes, now rector of Ludchurch and Templeton, near Narberth. The little church is situated in a picturesque spot near Tintern arid about 800ft. above the sea. It was re-built half a century ago. The Vicar says memories still linger of the former church with its dilapidated roof repaired with straw supplied by the farmer churchwardens; of the old gallery where the fiddlers played; of the old chancel with its four choristers; and of the hand organ which played certain hymn tunes and did duty in the same way at a neighbouring church.

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