This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.
Latitude: 53.3193 / 53°19'9"N
Longitude: -4.0254 / 4°1'31"W
OS Eastings: 265183
OS Northings: 382174
OS Grid: SH651821
Mapcode National: GBR 0ZB1.BV
Mapcode Global: WH53Q.4TFR
Entry Name: Tower & Remains of Church and Monastic Settlement on Puffin Island
Source ID: 3267
Cadw Legacy ID: AN064
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Monastic settlement
Period: Early Medieval
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
Traditional County: Anglesey
The scheduled monument itself is the remains of a 12th century church and monastic settlement, with earlier, possible 7th century, origins. The church consists of a standing tower, which is constructed of two stages, and the foundational remains of a nave and chancel. A modern cottage has been built onto the southern wall of the tower.
The earlier remains consist of a collapsed boundary wall forming a roughly oval enclosure around the church.
The Island, which lies off the coast of Penmon, has SSSI status. There is a wealth of breeding and nesting birds on the Island including some puffins and also seals. There is no public access, which is stated on the small beach landing area with a sign.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval ecclesiastical monasteries. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.