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Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
LL65 4AP


Open daily

OS grid reference


  • The old church (Hen Eglwys) is not in the village of Llantrisant and is accessible by foot only.
  • Please take the public footpath from the road, rather than driving or walking through the farm. From Llanddeusant, the entrance to the path — which is at a gate with a public footpath sign— can be found just south-east of the road to Melin Hywel and the Old Watermill, on the opposite side of the road. The what3words reference for the footpath entrance is disarmed.alarming.dazzling and grid reference is SH350843. The path leads along the edge of fields to the church.
  • Please be respectful of the surrounding farms.

Tucked down a lane and behind a farm, the Old Church at Llantrisant had been in use from at least the 1200s.

But out of sight, difficult to access, and in poor condition, it was abandoned in the late 1900s in favour of a newer, more conveniently located and comfortable church. Over the next 70 years, the old church would spiral into dereliction.

About SS Afran, Ieuan & Sannan, Llantrisant

The old church of Llantrisant was supplanted by a new Victorian church a mile to the east in 1899. The old church struggled on, but after falling into serious disrepair became the first Welsh vestings with the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1978.

The church is mentioned in the Valuation of Norwich of 1254 as the Ecclesia de Llansann. The nave and chancel date from the 14th century. The south chapel, with its distinctive L-shaped form, was added in the 17th century.

The oldest item of church furniture is the font, from the late 12th or early 13th century. However, it is not original to this church – it was brought from the medieval church at Grove, Buckinghamshire, which it as converted to a house in the 1970s. The original font from Llantrisant church was relocated to Eglwys y Groes, Maesgeirchen, Bangor.

There are two highly sophisticated Baroque monuments, of 1669 and 1670 – so unexpected in a rustic setting.

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  • Baroque marble monuments
  • 12th-century font
  • 16th-century pews with churchwardens’ initials
  • Box-pews

Further reading

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