St Gwynog

Possibly built around the 13th century, the church was founded as early as the 6th century and is a classic example of the situation of the typical early medieval Welsh church.

Llanwnog, Powys

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SY17 5JG

The great glory of the church is its rood loft and screen, probably built in about 1500. The cross beams and the underside of the loft are carved with vine and oakleaf trails, wyverns, interlace and circle motifs.

There is a jumble of late medieval glass including a rather odd figure of a bishop with unnaturally large hands and an oversized crozier in the north window of the nave. We eventually realised that it was made up of fragments of at least two bishops coerced into one figure by the Victorian restorers.

The grave of the poet John Ceiriog Hughes is in the graveyard.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Other

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