Wales' only 'dead house', or parish mortuary, will be saved from ruin because of £50,000 of National Lottery Funding.
A dead house is where bodies were kept in Victorian times before burial.
The building is situated at St Cynog's Church in Boughrood, Powys.
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Experts said it had less than a year to survive if emergency works were not carried out.
The funding will be used to restore leaded glass windows, protect masonry containing 19th century graffiti and replace the floor - with one made from re-used headstones.
There will also be an exhibition in the restored building which will be open to the public for the first time.