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Churchyard wall at the Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6609 / 52°39'39"N

Longitude: -3.9658 / 3°57'56"W

OS Eastings: 267141

OS Northings: 308836

OS Grid: SH671088

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.5J5S

Mapcode Global: WH571.1CSX

Entry Name: Churchyard wall at the Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23212

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The church of St Michael stands near the head of the Dysynni valley, in the middle of the graveyard which is encircled by the wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The llan of Llanfihangel is of Celtic or early Christian origin, and the present medieval church is surrounded by a bank and ditch, with the wall inserted at a later date, probably after the building of the C17-C18 lychgate.

Exterior

The wall is built of small boulders, and is capped by rough horizontally laid slabs of slate. It is very approximately 1.5m high externally, 70 cm internally, and is 65cm thick although varies with the ground along the circuit. The lych gate is of different build. A small section of rebuilding exists in the SE quadrant.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a churchyard wall defining a classic oval churchyard, and as part of the context of the church and lychgate. Of group value with the cottage at the E end.

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