Llanfihangel y Creuddyn – St Michael’s Church

History

   The first records of the church of St. Michael in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn come from documents from the mid-thirteenth century. It was expanded in the 15th century, when a massive tower was erected. The early modern renovation was carried out in the years 1870-1874, but unfortunately all portals and windows were replaced, and a porch and sacristy were added than.

Architecture

   The church was erected on a Latin cross plan. It received a form similar to the church at Llanbardarn Fawr, but with a shallower transept. Apart from it, it consisted of a single nave, rectangular in plan, a short, four-sided chancel and an exceptionally massive, four-sided, three-story tower located at the crossing. Inside, a barrel-shaped, wooden roof truss from around 1500, used in the nave and presbytery, has survived.

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bibliography:
Salter M., The old parish churches of South-West Wales, Wolverhampton 2003.

Wooding J., Yates N., A Guide to the churches and chapels of Wales, Cardiff 2011.
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Michael’s church, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn.