History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Ceinwen

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangristiolus, Isle of Anglesey

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.237 / 53°14'13"N

Longitude: -4.3636 / 4°21'48"W

OS Eastings: 242355

OS Northings: 373718

OS Grid: SH423737

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.02GM

Mapcode Global: WH42S.YW8S

Entry Name: Church of St Ceinwen

Listing Date: 30 January 1968

Last Amended: 23 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21067

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Set back from the N side of a country road leading W off the B4422 at Cerrigceinwen. The church is set in a hollow below the level of the road.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Bodorgan

Community: Llangristiolus

Community: Llangristiolus

Locality: Cerrigceinwen

Find accommodation in
Llangristiolus

History

Mid C19 church built on the site of an earlier medieval, church, and incorporating some of the medieval masonry within its fabric.

Exterior

Simple Decorated style church. Nave of 3-bays with W gable bellcote and SW gabled porch; shorter, narrower chancel with N vestry. The church is built of local rubble masonry with freestone dressings; modern slate roof with stone copings. The chancel window has 3 trefoil-headed lights and cusped tracery in a pointed-arched frame with hoodmould. The nave windows have pointed-arched surrounds and a mix of 1, 2 and 3 trefoil-headed lights. Both E and W gables have offset angled buttresses, the W gable with single gabled bellcote. Entry to the church is through the SW porch; the outer and inner doorways both have pointed-arched chamfered frames, the inner has a boarded door with ornate strap hinges, the E wall of the porch has a mullioned window of 3-lights. The N vestry has a single rectangular light in the E wall and a small ashlar stack with helmed cap to the W.

Interior

The doorway to the church leads directly into the W end of the nave. Set above the door, as the lintel, is a tapering gravestone (probably C12) incised with a crude cross of four petals within a circle at the head and the shaft decorated with a form of key pattern; to the right of the door is the upper portion of another gravestone (C9 - C11) with an incised shaft and cross paty in a circle. The nave has a roof of 5-bays with exposed rafters and arched-braced collared trusses with chamfered soffits, braces carried down to chamfered wallposts on plain corbels. The chancel has a similarly detailed roof of 2-bays, is raised by 3 steps, and has a 2-centred chancel arch, chamfered and with lambs-tongue stops. The sanctuary is raised by 3 steps and has a moulded sanctuary rail on plain supports with cusped brackets. The fittings are C19, the pulpit is octagonal, on a shaped plinth and moulded cornice, each face with paired recessed panels, lambs-tongue stops to chamfered angles. To the W end of the nave is a C12 circular font with 5 panels, 4 decorated with patterns of interlaced work, the fifth panel blank. On the W wall of the nave is a stone slab memorial to Reverend William Griffith, d.1752; on the N wall an inscribed stone which reads: DYN A YR LLE Y DAYARWYD MO / LLOYD Y 30 HYDREF 1641 HWN / A YMDRECHODDYMDRECH DEG DROS X 1 / FRENIN AI WLAD WRTH I YSTLYS I / CLADDWYD I ASSEN EF I ANE / REES OWEN YN GYWELY Y 4 O DACHWEDD / 1653; and on the S wall a marble war memorial to the men of the parish who fell in the First World War.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a simple rural church of the C19, particularly notable for retention of early carved stonework in the later fabric.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cefn Llwyn
    Set back, within private grounds, from the NW side of the B4422; c500m SE of Bodrwyn and c2kms WSW o
  • II Bodrwyn
    In an isolated rural location, set well back from the NW side of the B4422 and reached by a private
  • II Agricultural range, Bodrwyn
    In an isolated rural location, set well back from the NW side of the B4422 and reached by a private
  • II 'Old house' at Bodrwyn, and attached agricultural range
    In an isolated rural location, set well back from the NW side of the B4422 and reached by a private
  • II Henblas Lodge
    Slightly set back from the NW side of the B4422 directly opposite to the entrance of Henblas.
  • II Gate piers at drive entrance of Henblas
    Slightly set back from the SE side of the B4422 and flanking the entrance to the driveway of Henblas
  • II Coach House
    In private grounds, set back, along a driveway, from the SE side of the B4422; the coachhouse lies d
  • II* Henblas
    In private grounds, set back, along a driveway, from the SE side of the B4422. The house lies c2.5k

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.