Llanfaethlu – St Maethlu’s Church

History

   Built in the fifteenth century, the church in Llanfaethlu was dedicated to Saint Maethlu. He was an early Christian saint, known as Maethlu Confessor, who, according to tradition, founded a hermitage or a small monastery cell, south of the present church. In the nineteenth century, the temple was extended by a rectangular chancel and completely renovated at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Architecture

   The original church consisted only of a rectangular in plan nave. It had three bays covered with an open roof truss and was built in the English Perpendicular Gothic style. In its southern wall, two two-light windows were pierced, consisting of openings topped with cinquefoils, set in rectangular frames. Also in the southern wall there was an entrance portal pierced, preceded by a porch, probably from the period of the construction of the church. Inside, on the sides stone benches were placed.

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bibliography:
Salter M., The old parish churches of North Wales, Wolverhampton 1993.

Website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, Church of St Maethlu. A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfaethlu, Isle of Anglesey.
Website wikipedia.org, St Maethlu’s Church, Llanfaethlu.