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Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 17th century Memorial erected by the Reverend Robert Wynn (Rector of this parish) to his parents and brother

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 17th century Memorial erected by the Reverend Robert Wynn (Rector of this parish) to his parents and brother

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Skull and Wings part of the Wynn Memorial

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Skull and Wings part of the Wynn Memorial

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 17th Century Memorial to the Reverend Hugh Williams 1596 - 1670 - Doctor of Theology - Rector of Llantrisant Church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 17th Century Memorial to the Reverend Hugh Williams 1596 - 1670 - Doctor of Theology - Rector of Llantrisant Church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The tombstone of Professor Hugh Williams - Theologian

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The tombstone of Professor Hugh Williams (See memorial above) - Theologian and rector of this parish - his tombstone must have been brought into the church because of its' antiquity

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 18th century memorial to the Reverend Morgan Ellis, late vicar of Llanbadrig, and for many years curate of old Llantrisant Church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 18th century memorial to the Reverend Morgan Ellis, late vicar of Llanbadrig, and for many years curate of old Llantrisant Church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 19th century tombstone of the family living at Feram

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 19th century tombstone of the family living at Feram

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 20th Century Gravestone of Margaret Jane Roberts of Gwredog Isaf

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - 20th Century Gravestone of Margaret Jane Roberts of Gwredog Isaf

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Sadly some of the tombs are fallling into a state of disrepair

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Sadly some of the tombs are fallling into a state of disrepair

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Victorian Slate Tombstone for Edward and Thomas Jones

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Victorian Slate Tombstone for Edward and Thomas Jones

 

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High resolution old and contemporary photographs of Churches and other places of Worship in Llantrisant in the county of Anglesey (Sir Fôn) in North Wales, part of the United Kingdom.

Anglesey, Llantrisant Old Church 1900's

Anglesey, Llantrisant Old Church 1900's

This ancient Church was first erected on this site during the 4th century, and is still occasionally used for services to this day, although it is now in the care of the Friends of the Friendless Churches, who occasionally open it to the public - as it was when I photographed it on Sunday the 28th September 2008.

Like the new church of Llantrisant (meaning the church of the three saints) the old and original church was dedicated to Saints Afran, Ieuan and Sannan.

The font came from the smallest church in Buckinghamshire, St Michael and All Saints at Grove. When that church was made redundant in the 1960's, the font was removed and sent to Llantrisant.

Of particular historical interest is the16th century memorial in this church to Hugh Williams of Nantanog. He had a very scholarly son - William - who read law at Jesus College Oxford. William went on to become Recorder of Chester, a city which he would later represent twice in Parliament. Under King Charles II he was Speaker of the House of Commons, and under King James II Solicitor General. As Solicitor General, William headed the prosecution of the seven Bishops, who - on the orders of King James II - had been imprisoned in the Tower of London for seditious libel - they were found not guilty. When William died in 1700 he was buried at Llansilin (was the county of Montgomeryshire - now Powys) near Oswestry.

It was from William's marriage to Margaret, a daughter of Sir Watkin Kyffin, that one of his descendants would later build Bodelwyddan Church - what we know now as the 'Mable Church'.

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - amongst a field of resting parishioners

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - amongst a field of resting parishioners

I tried to reproduce the photograph from the 1900's, and you may notice how very little has changed between the taking of the two images of Llantrisant Old Church above - even after over 100 years, it as is if they were taken in the same year. It seems that time has stood still - if only in this churchyard.

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Nave Roof Trusses

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Nave Roof Trusses

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - North West

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - North West

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Probably the original Ty Llan - Church House

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Probably the original Ty Llan - Church House

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - South Chapel Window

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - South Chapel Window

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Chancel and Altar

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Chancel and Altar

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Font

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Font

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The graveyard from the church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The graveyard from the church

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Llan surrounded by trees

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Llan surrounded by trees

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Pews of the family of Chwaen Wen

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Pews of the family of Chwaen Wen

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Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Nave, Chancel and Altar

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Nave, Chancel and Altar

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - View from the South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - View from the South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The South Chapel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - A ruined building close by

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - A ruined building close by

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Gate and Stile

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - The Gate and Stile

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - and Tombstones

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - and Tombstones

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Boxed Pew Interior

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Boxed Pew Interior

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Boxed Pews - some for standing only

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Boxed Pews - some for standing only

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Chapel Pews

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Chapel Pews

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Door and Doorway

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Door and Doorway

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - East Window

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - East Window

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Looking down the Nave to the Chancel

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - Looking down the Nave to the Chancel - The REverend Hugh Williams tombstone to the right

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - More tombstones

Anglesey, Llantrisant, Old Church - More tombstones

 

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