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The Church of St David Lewis & Francis Xavier, Usk

For this project, we captured not just the inside of the church but the external as a 360-degree photograph. Hyperlinks were then added to the photo to highlight points of interest, such as the execution site and the route taken on the towpath. Other surrounding areas were identified, such as the privately owned Usk Castle.

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Who are the Individuals the church is named after?

St. David Lewis was a Welsh Roman Catholic priest, also known as Charles Baker, who was martyred during the reign of King Charles II. He was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, in 1616 and was executed in Usk on August 27, 1679. He is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

 

St. Francis Xavier was a Spanish Roman Catholic missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Born in the Kingdom of Navarre in 1506, he conducted extensive missions in Asia, mainly in Portuguese India, Malacca, and Japan. He died in 1552 on the island of Shangchuan, off the coast of mainland China.

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