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Llangar Old Parish Church & Churchyard

A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyd, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.9712 / 52°58'16"N

Longitude: -3.3959 / 3°23'45"W

OS Eastings: 306354

OS Northings: 342449

OS Grid: SJ063424

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.JX5L

Mapcode Global: WH780.TL22

Entry Name: Llangar Old Parish Church & Churchyard

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 540

Cadw Legacy ID: ME093

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Church

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Cynwyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument consists of a stone-built church and its associated churchyard, with elements dating to the medieval period (possibly 13th century or earlier). The building consists of a continuous nave and chancel with a small porch and west bellcote. A medieval font is set into the wall by the south door. Date stones built into the walls indicate rebuilding between AD1615 and 1620, and the addition of the porch in 1617. The west wall, along with part of the north and south walls was rebuilt after 1656. The building was largely restored during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The churchyard appears to have been originally curvilinear, although its north and east boundaries are now straight. The boundary wall and lych gate date to the restoration works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a medieval and post-medieval church untouched by Victorian restoration. It retains exceptional medieval wall-paintings, along with a rare and complete arrangement of eighteenth century furnishings.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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