St Tanwg's Church

Llanfair, United Kingdom

The parish church of Saint Tanwg at Llandanwg is situated just behind the beach in the sand dunes just 20 metres above the high tide mark. The church is medieval, probably dating from the 13th century, however there are three 5th to 6th century inscribed stones and two stones with inscribed crosses inside the building which indicates much earlier activity. It has probably been a place of worship since the Age of the Saints, possibly as early as the first part of the 5th century. Much of the churchyard is buried in sand. The churchyard contains the war graves of a Royal Welsh Fusiliers soldier and Royal Garrison Artillery officer of World War I.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Mark Roberts (14 months ago)
A lovely old church on the site of a early medieval church, sadly it was closed up so couldn't go inside ,but looking through the windows you can see it's still in use, the oldest grave stone i could see was 1694
Adam Sewell (18 months ago)
Lovely church with a great history. I remember visiting this on holiday in the late 80's. Great to see it was open to look inside. Really recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Mark Horrocks (2 years ago)
We walked to the chapel from Harlech along the coast path. The chapel itself was closed but we got a sense of history as we walked around the quaint building perusing the tombstones.
Cassandra Warren (4 years ago)
Beautiful historic church, it's amazing that the salt has really eroded it. Inside is quaint and all of the original features are still there.
centurion twofivezeroone (5 years ago)
What a beautiful hidden gem, we spent half the day at the gorgeous Harlech Castle and stumbled upon this by accident, I wished we'd known and arrived earlier, but it was amazing, so too were the surrounding views on the beach, beautiful and moving.
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