Llanrhychwyn – St Rhychwyn’s Church

History

The church of St. Rhychwyn in Llanrhychwyn was probably founded in the 12th century as a small chapel. Between the 13th and the 16th centuries, it was expanded and enlarged. Renovation and small modifications were carried out in the nineteenth century.

Architecture

The church is a small building consisting of two twin, rectangular naves, of which the south-eastern one comes from the 13th century and contains fragments of the older chapel, and the north-west was added in the 16th century. The medieval roof truss belongs to one of the oldest preserved in Wales, and the windows still have stained glass from the 15th and 17th centuries. In the church there is also a stone, quite primitive baptismal font from the 12th / 13th century.

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bibliography:
Wooding J., Yates N., A Guide to the churches and chapels of Wales, Cardiff 2011.
Website wikipedia.org, Llanrhychwyn.