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 nave. It has three bays and was built in the style of English perpendicular gothic. On its southern side there are two original windows, consisting of double cinquefoil-shaped openings in a rectangular frame. There is a porch next to the southern wall of the nave, probably from the church’s construction period. Original stone benches remain in its interior.

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bibliography:
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.