Llanmaes – St Cattwg’s church

History

Church of St. Cattwg in Llanmaes was founded in the 13th century on the site of an earlier temple from the 5th and 6th centuries. The earliest information about it comes from 1254. In 1632, a tower on the west side was added, and in the 19th century a thorough renovation of the church was carried out.

Architecture

The church consists of a rectangular nave and a narrower and shorter chancel, also built on a rectangular plan. To the west is an early modern tower from the seventeenth century on a square plan, and in the middle of the nave’s south wall a porch from the nineteenth century. A sacristy was added to the northern wall of the chancel. Inside, there is a Norman baptismal font from the 12th century and a rood screen separating the nave from the presbytery, the upper part of which dates back to the 15th century. On the northern wall are visible fragments of polychrome depicting Saint George.

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bibliography:
Website britainexpress.com, Llanmaes, St Cattwg (St Cadoc) Church.
Website coflein.gov.uk, St Cattwg’s church, Llanmaes.