St Baglan's Church

Bontnewydd, United Kingdom

St Baglan's Church, Llanfaglan, stands in an isolated position in a field some 150 metres from a minor road. The size of the surrounding churchyard and the presence within the structure of the church of a stone dating from the 5th or 6th century is evidence that an earlier church or churches stood on the site. It is traditionally credited to its namesake, the 7th-century saint Baglan ap Dingad. The present church dates probably from the 13th century. The chancel was rebuilt in about 1800, when the north porch was also added. Unusually, the church escaped restoration during the Victorian era, and so its interior is still little changed since about 1800.

Describing the reasons for its Grade I listing, Cadw states it is 'a rare example of a medieval church unrestored in the 19th century, so retaining an exceptionally complete set of 18th-century furnishings'.



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

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Michael Rieveley (9 months ago)
This isolated church overlooks Y Foryd at the southern end of the Menai Strait. Since 1991, in the care of The Friends of Friendless Churches. Who as a charity and care for many similar old and neglected buildings in Wales and England. Llanfaglan, or The Church of St Baglan, as it stands today, dates from the 13th century, although there are 12th century incised slabs indicating an earlier structure. There was much refurbishment through the 18th century which is most evident within the interior. It is one of few churches not subjected to Victorian restoration.
North Wales Locations ( (11 months ago)
Absolutely stunning location and beautiful church.
Gareth Hughes (12 months ago)
Church was locked but it is in a lovely location
Carolynne Owen (18 months ago)
Unusual no road to the church just a pathetic leading through a field
keith garner (2 years ago)
Absolutely stunning little place of worship, the history this little building holds must be amazing, simple alter which is all that you need.
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