The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Isle of Anglesey

Anglesey on Wikipedia.

A good churches website for Anglesey.

Aberffraw, St. Beuno (CiW). Largely a Victorian re-build, it still retains some features from the 12th, 14th, and 16th centuries. Another view. SH 353 688. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Seion Methodist Church (1887). SH 354 690. All Dave Westrap.
Amlwch, dedicated to St. Eleth. The Catholic church Our Lady of the Sea. Both Bill McKenzie. Methodist Church on Wesley Street, dating from 1832. It was built to serve English miners and their families, who had come to Amlwch to work in the massive copper mine on Parys Mountain. Keith Alexander.

Beaumaris, St. Mary & St. Nicholas. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view, both Stuart Mackrell. Link. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (R.C.). Tony Preston.
Brynsiencyn, Horeb Presbyterian Church. SH 481 671. Dave Westrap.

Dulas, St. Gwenllwyfo. It was built in 1854-6, replacing a medieval church nearby. SH 4771 8933. Penny Salisbury. Link. Grade II* listed. Some remains of its predecessor survive - there's a Wikipedia article here, with a photo.

Llanallgo, Paradws Llanallgo (Presbyterian). SH 504 853. Dave Westrap. Link.
Llanbeulan, St. Peulan, stands alone surrounded by fields, and has been in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches since 2004. Interior view. The unusual font is possibly pre-Norman. SH 373 754. All Tim Hollinghurst. Another view, three additional interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all Iain Taylor. Link.
Llanddwyn Island, the ruins of St. Dwynwen. Its Coflein entry dates it to the 16th century. The Wikipedia entry for the island says that the remains of earlier buildings have been found in archaeological investigations. SH 3869 6276. Janet Gimber (2023). A map of 1901 shows, a short way south of the church, Llanddwyn Abbey (Benedictine) (Remains of), at SH 3865 6271. It's mentioned here, where there is a Lidar scan showing the monastic earthworks, but it seems to have escaped more general notice.
Llanedwen, St. Edwen (CiW). SH 517 682. Dave Westrap. Link.
Llaneilian, St. Eilian (CiW). Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Dave Westrap (2010). SH 469 929. Links (a selection - there are many more. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4.
Llanfaelog, St. Maelog. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Llanfairynghornwy, St. Mary. SH 326 908. Rick Williams.
Llanfihangel Ysceifiog, the ruins of St. Michael. Another view, and two "interiors" - 1, 2. All Iain Taylor. Link.
Llangadwaladr, St. Cadwaladr. Interior view. SH 3837 6927. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Two additional views - 1, 2, the churchyard gate, chancel window, and the altar, all Martin Richter (2011). Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Grade I listed.

Llangeinwen, St. Ceinwen. Bill McKenzie.
Llangoed, St. Cawrdaf. SH 612 806. Ty Rhys Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The inscription has dates 1794, 1822, 1878 and 1908. SH 613 806. My thanks to Janet Gimber for the identification. Both Tony Preston (2009).
Llangwyfan, St. Cwyfan (CiW) is set on the tiny island of Cribinau just off the shore. Also known as "The Church in the Sea". Another view, and another. Services are held only a few times a year. SH 335 682. All Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4.
Llanidan, St. Idan (CiW). SH 489 674. Dave Westrap. Link.
Llantrisant, St. Afran, St. Ieuan and St. Sannan. Further views show a doorway, the interior, the font, and the box pews. SH 3495 8406. All Iain Taylor. Link. Grade II* listed.
Lligwy, the ruins of a church (no dedication), also known as Hen Capel (or Gapel) Lligwy. Another view, and two "interiors" - 1, 2, and the crypt. All Iain Taylor. Link1. Link2.

Menai Bridge, St. Tyssilio & St. Mary. SH 5514 7169. Martin Briscoe. An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Another view, Martin Richter (2012). Link. Grade II* listed, wherein it's dated "probably" to the early 15th century. According to a sign at the church it was founded in the year 630. A war memorial is listed as grade II. St. Mary on Mona Road. Its grade II listing dates it to 1858. SH 5553 7178. From a photo in Jill Couthard's Collection. Link. Capel Mawr (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, 1838, re-built 1856), on Chapel Street and New Street. According to the RCAHMW entry, is was formerly known as Beersheba Methodist Chapel. The nearby Sunday School on Bryn Afon Street can easily be mistaken for a chapel. The images on the RCAHMW entry also show another Sunday School. SH 557 718. Both Martin Richter (2011). Grade II* listed.

Newborough, St. Peter (Church in Wales). SH 419 654. Dave Westrap. Link.

Penmon, the Priory. From an old illustration (1930's) in Colin Waters' Collection. A modern view, Penny Salisbury. This old postcard (from Steve Bulman's Collection) shows an ancient cross. Previously in the Unknown section, it was identified by Janet Gimber. Link.
Pentraeth, dedicated to St. Mary. Bill McKenzie.

Rhosneigr. Bill McKenzie.

Tal-y-Llyn, St. Mary. SH 367 729. Tim Hollinghurst. Two additional views - 1, 2, the interior, and the font, all Iain Taylor. In the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches since 1999 - link.
Trefdraeth, St. Beuno. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.





20 February 2024

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