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Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywellyn ap Iorwerth - Llywellyn the Great - The brass plaque gives his name as Leolinus Magnus

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth - Llywelyn the Great - The brass plaque gives his name as Leolinus Magnus

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth - Llewelyn the Great

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth - Llewelyn the Great - Prince of Wales

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth - Llewelyn the Great

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth - Llewelyn the Great - Prince of Wales - removed from Maenan Abbey during the dissolution of the monasteries

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Effigy of Howell Coetmore

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Effigy of Howell Coetmore - son of David - Prince of Wales

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Effigy of Howell Coetmore

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Effigy of Howell Coetmore - son of David - Prince of Wales

 

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High resolution old and contemporary photographs of Churches and other places of Worship in Llanrwst in the county of Caernarfonshire (now Gwynedd) in North Wales, part of the United Kingdom.

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel

Gwydir Chapel was commissioned by Sir Richard Wynn of Gwidyr Castle, and built in 1633. He was the treasurer to the wife of King Charles I - Queen Henrietta Maria. The architect is reputed to have been Inigo Jones, who also designed the triple arched Pont Fawr bridge in the town.

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Capel Gwidyr - internal view - showing the Prince of Wales sarcophagus

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Capel Gwidyr Chapel - internal view - showing the Prince of Wales sarcophagus

The chapel, which was built as an extension of St Grwst's Church, was built as a memorial to the influential Wynn family, but has taken on an even more important role with the addition of two artefacts removed from Maenan Abbey in the Conwy Valley after the 'Dissolution of the Monasteries'; the sarcophagus of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (Llywelyn the Great), and an effigy of Howell Coetmore ap Gruffydd Vychan ap Dafyd, the son of David, Prince of Wales. Howell commanded the archers under Edward - the 'Black Prince', at the Battle of Poiters during the 'Hundred Years War'. He was the one who was also responsible for the building of Gwydir Castle, although of course not in its' present form.

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Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - elaborate memorial to Sir Meredith Wynn and Sir John Wynn

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - elaborate memorial to Sir Meredith Wynn and Sir John Wynn and his wife Sidney Wynn

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Memorial to Sidney Wynn - daughter of Owen Wynn 1639

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Memorial to Sidney Wynn - daughter of Owen Wynn 1639

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Oak Ceiling

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Oak Ceiling

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Skull and Crossbones

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - Skull and Crossbones - part of the Wynn (Wynne) (Win) memorial above

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - the doorway through to the main Church

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - the doorway through to the main Church

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - the royal lineage of the Wynn Family

Caernarfonshire, Llanrwst, Gwydir Chapel - the royal lineage of the Wynn Family - for those Wynn's, Wynne's or Wins tracing their family history

 

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