St Peulan’s

St Peulan’s was vested with the Friends in 2004. It is medieval in origin, and stands in isolation at the end of its raised, grassed, causeway, which turns off the road signposted to Dolbaen.

The church is said to have been founded by St Peulan himself in the 6th century – but no fabric from this period appears to survive. The chief glory of the church is what is now the font. This dates from the first half of the 11th century and is almost certainly the product of the same workshop as the fonts at Heneglwys and Llaniestyn and one of the great Celtic crosses now in Penmon Priory.

Peter Lord suggests it began life as an altar and that if so “as an altar of the pre-Norman period it is a unique survivor in Wales, and, indeed, in Britain.” (from ‘Medieval Vision: The Visual Culture of Wales, University of Wales Press, 2003)

We have just completed a programme of repair which included replacing the cement render with one in lime.

Visitor Info

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    Church open.


Address: Llanbeulan, Gwynedd LL63 5UR

OS Reference: SH 372 754
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