St Baglan's Church

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St Baglan's Church, Llanfaglan, from the southwest

Coordinates: 53 ° 7 ′ 15.6 "  N , 4 ° 18 ′ 34.2"  W.

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St Baglan's Church

St Baglan's Church is a redundant church in the parish of Llanfaglan , Gwynedd , Wales . It has been rated a Grade I by Cadw and is maintained by the Friends of Friendless Churches . It stands in an isolated location in a field, about 150 m away from a side road.


The church dates from the 13th-14th centuries. Century. The sanctuary was rebuilt around 1800 when the northern veranda was also added. It is unusual that the church escaped restoration in the Victorian era , so its interior has changed little since 1800. Cadw cited the reason for the classification in Grade I that the church was "a rare example of a medieval church that was not renewed in the 19th century and thus retained a complete set of interior fittings from the 18th century". Then there is the "exceptionally remote location". Since February 7, 1991, the church has been owned by the non-profit organization Friends of Friendless Churches . It has since been repaired, financially supported by Cadw.


The church is made of stone, the roof is covered with slate . The floor plan consists of the nave with the chancel under a continuous roof, a southern transept serving as a chapel and the veranda on the north side. above the western gable there is a belfry above the gable facing a weathered cross. There are no windows in the nave, the only window in the chancel facing east has two openings. The walls to the south and east of the transept have small windows with two openings. There is a lintel above the entrance made of a stone inscribed in the 6th century. Inside, the walls are plastered and painted with lime white, as are the ceiling beams. The nave and the chancel are not separated from each other and the transept is completely open to the main nave. The floor is covered with slates. The east facing window dates from the 14th century and was reinstalled when the sanctuary was rebuilt.

Interior and furnishing

Cadw describes the furniture from the middle and the end of the 18th century as "extraordinary". The oak altar is framed on three sides by railings supported by slender balusters ; finials sit on the corner posts. In the southwest corner of the chancel is the pulpit , also made of oak. The rows of seats consist partly of box stalls and partly of open pews , some of which have initials and dates . The baptismal font dates from the 13th or 14th century and consists of a heptagonal bowl made of coarse sandstone on a heptagonal shaft. Slate memorial plaques are placed on the walls.

supporting documents

  1. a b c d e f Church of St Baglan, Llanfaglan ( English ) Historic Wales ( Cadw ). Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  2. a b Llanfaglan St Baglan ( English ) Friends of Friendless Churches . Archived from the original on July 1, 2011. Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved September 8, 2010. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /