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Church of St Ceidio

A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9139 / 52°54'50"N

Longitude: -4.548 / 4°32'52"W

OS Eastings: 228770

OS Northings: 338208

OS Grid: SH287382

Mapcode National: GBR 54.NKP8

Mapcode Global: WH44G.30KX

Entry Name: Church of St Ceidio

Listing Date: 19 October 1971

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4268

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in a circular raised churchyard, on a hillock by minor lane running SSE from Edern, some 1.9 km from Edern village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Ceidio

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Anglican parish church, medieval origins, roof trusses of c1500. Substantially restored in 1897 but C18 memorials and fittings survive. Marked as 'Capel Ceidio' on 2" OS Drawings for 1816-19.

Exterior

Anglican church. Small rectangular undivided structure with walls of large granite rubble boulders with C19 limestone dressings, slate roof with limestone copings and lage W bellcote. Plain three bay church, with N and S cusped lancets with hoodmoulds, E flat-headed 3-light window with hoodmould. W end moulded pointed doorway with hoodmould and oak boarded door. Double bellcote with two moulded pointed cusped openings, coped gable with cross finial, and two-step side buttresses.

Interior

Modest undivided interior, whitewashed plaster and three-bay roof. Three late-medieval arch-braced and pegged oak collar-trusses. Two of the trusses have cusped diagonal struts over the collars, the third, at E wall is plain. Purlins, wind-bracing and rafters are C19. Proportion of truss divisions suggests that chancel was once extended eastwards by one bay. E end wall has stone credence shelf on right and slate wall tablet under widow dated 1744. S wall brass plaque to Sara E M Williams-Parry-Jones of Madryn Castle who 'Restored this church in memory of her beloved brother Sir T Love D Jones-Parry 15th September 1897'. Pitch-pine pulpit and reading desk with Gothic tracery to blind panels. Late C19 pine pews with rolled tops, except for 4 centre pews that are earlier: vernacular bench type with open backs and carved initials: 'TPI Esq.'; 'Mrs Owens'; 'Rev Mr WO'.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small rural church retaining some late medieval character including the surviving roof-trusses.

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  • II Pont Glan-rhyd
    Situated approximately 1.3km SE of the centre of Edern and some 300m N of the crossroads at Glanrhyd.
  • II Meillionen Farmhouse
    Situated approx 2 km SW of the A497 road and 1.1 km SE of St Ceidio's Church.
  • II* Penhyddgan
    Situated some 2 km E of Ceidio church and approached by drive running SW from the A497 NW of Boduan.
  • II Church of St Edern
    Situated to the E of Lon Llan, some 370m SE of Pont Edern in Edern village.
  • II Pen-y-bryn
    Situated to the W of a drive running N off Lon Rhos some 400m S of the centre of Edern.
  • II Factory Cottage
    Situated in the centre of Edern on the N side of Lon Llan, some 90m S of Pont Edern.
  • II* Church of St Tudwen
    Situated in isolated walled churchyard by Llandudwen farm, approached by drive running N off lane about 1.3 km W of Madryn Castle.
  • II Glan Afon
    Situated in the centre of Edern on the N side of the B4417, some 50m S of Pont Edern.

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