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Baptistery in Llandyfan churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8361 / 51°50'10"N

Longitude: -3.9728 / 3°58'22"W

OS Eastings: 264167

OS Northings: 217121

OS Grid: SN641171

Mapcode National: GBR DX.VF65

Mapcode Global: VH4JB.332R

Entry Name: Baptistery in Llandyfan churchyard

Listing Date: 24 November 1998

Last Amended: 24 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20914

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated sunk in level churchyard on N side of Llandyfan church.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Ammanford

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen

Locality: Llandyfan

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Baptismal pool rebuilt in 1864-5 presumably by R.K. Penson architect for the rebuilding of Llandyfan church. The baptistery was a holy well known from medieval times, said to cure 'paralytic affections', and probably used for baptisms also.

Exterior

Baptismal pool, rectangular, some 2m deep lined in red sandstone ashlar with low walls coped in grey limestone. Flight of stone steps down at right side of E wall and shallow rectangular pool with inlet on N, outlet on W.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an ancient holy well, unusually remodelled as baptistery in carefully constructed Victorian stone surround, of group value with Llandyfan church.

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