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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
Source ID: 20914
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated sunk in level churchyard on N side of Llandyfan church.
Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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.
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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