St Mary’s Church

Caernarfon, United Kingdom

St Mary’s Church (Eglwys y Santes Fair) is a Gothic hall church of the early Decorated style. The exterior has early 19th century appearance. The adjacent north west tower of town wall is used as vestry and bell tower.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom


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Eliot Collins (3 years ago)
St Mary's Church, Eglwys Santes Fair, in Caernarfon is an early 14th century garrison church. Built into the town walls itself, St Mary's was built to serve the religious needs of the soldiers stationed in Caernarfon after the castle was built. The church underwent restoration in the 19th century. Part of this restoration was the addition of new windows to lighten the interior, achieved by blasting through the medieval town wall with gunpowder. Beneath the Bell Tower is the unusual sight of a three light stained glass window in a medieval defensive wall. In the church is house the cross used at the investiture ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.
David King (4 years ago)
Lucy webber (4 years ago)
Beautiful church within the castle walls. Had a beautiful Christening here.
Sylvia Roberts (5 years ago)
Brilliant firework display. Thanks Caernarfon
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