A medieval church mixed with features from many eras
Dedicated to St Maelrhys, an early medieval saint originally from Brittany, this single chamber church is built from local stone. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Not all parts of the church belong to the same era. The nave is thought to be medieval, but the chancel (the area for the clergy and choir) may be from a later date. The blocked door in the north wall of the nave could also be from medieval times.
Many elements have been added to the church over the centuries, including several windows in the 19th century and a modern entrance. The font may be as early as the 15th century in date, while the communion table next to it was made in the 18th century. Even the pews come in two styles: plain benches and wooden boxes.
Look out for the mounting block along the southern end of the church wall – very handy for getting back on your horse after attending Sunday service.
- Buggy Access
- Good Walks Nearby
- Wheelchair Access
Minor road between Rhiw and Aberdaron above Porth Ysgo
Pwllheli - 12 miles
Nearest bus stop on road between Rhiw and Aberdaron
Limited parking at entrance to church.
Full Grid Reference Number: SH 210268
OS Landranger map sheet: 123
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- St Maelrhys' Church, Llanfaelrhys