Llanfaethlu – St Maethlu’s Church


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.


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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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.