Llanmihangel – St Michael’s church

History

Church of St. Michael in Llanmihangel was founded in the thirteenth century, the first written mention of it comes from 1254. In the fifteenth century, a tower on the west side was added. In the 19th century, the church underwent a Victorian renovation, and in 1909, from the north, a smaller communication turret was added next to the tower.

Architecture

The church consists of a nave on a rectangular plan and a short, four-sided chancel on the eastern side. The west side is closed by a fifteenth-century tower with a crown in the form of a prominent parapet on corbles, covered with a hip roof. The southern entrance portal to the nave is inside the contemporary porch. Inside the temple, there is an oak, 15th-century roof truss, Norman piscina in the southern wall of the presbytery and a 13th-century baptismal font in the nave. The churchyard has the base of a medieval cross, and behind the western edge of the cemetery is the medieval well of Saint Anne, with stairs leading to the water and a sculptured figure of a woman.

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bibliography:
Website britainexpress.com, Llanmihangel, St Michael Church.
Website waymarking.com, St Michael’s – Medieval Church – Llanmihangel, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.