Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, looking forward to the altar
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, looking to the rear of the church
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, Pennant Memorial Celtic Cross - below which are steps that lead to the family burial vault below
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, WWI War Memorial
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, WWII War Memorial
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High resolution old and contemporary photographs of Churches and other places of Worship in Llandegai in the county of Caernarfonshire (now Gwynedd) in North Wales, part of the United Kingdom.
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai, St Tegai's Church c1913 - showing the Pennant burial monument in the foreground
A church was founded in this parish as early as the 5th century
by Tegai a Welsh saint. Tegai (or Cai) had come over from Brittany
with Saint Cadvan, to revive the Christian faith in Wales.
The present church, in the village of Llandegai was built circa 1330, and has benefited from the patronage of the Pennant family of the nearby Penrhyn Castle.
An interesting point is made in that what the English refer to as the Dark Ages is referred to by the Welsh as the Golden Age of Saints, when so many churches were founded in Wales.
An alabaster monument rescued from Llanfaes Priory after the ‘dissolution’ is of disputed ownership.
The village of Llandegai was built and owned by the super wealthy Pennant family. They had made a fortune initially in the West Indies, and were staunch supporters and protagonists of slavery. They fought strongly against the abolition of slavery.
added to their fortunes by creating an empire built on the
and distribution of slate products. They were responsible for
building Port Penrhyn in Bangor, which facilitaed the distribution
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Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church Altar and Window
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church and Gravestones
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church Window
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, 11th Century Coffin - Side View
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, 11th Century Coffin - Inner View
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai Church, Tomb - probably recovered from Llanfaes Priory after the Act of Dissolution
Caernarfonshire, Llandegai, St Tegai's Church - July 2008
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