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Latitude: 52.1913 / 52°11'28"N
Longitude: -4.3957 / 4°23'44"W
OS Eastings: 236339
OS Northings: 257488
OS Grid: SN363574
Mapcode National: GBR DB.44BC
Mapcode Global: VH3JW.R6J0
Plus Code: 9C4Q5JR3+GP
Entry Name: Church of St. Tysilio
Listing Date: 3 June 1964
Last Amended: 2 February 1996
Source ID: 9804
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated near end of lane, E of Cae'r-llan.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Mostly rebuilt 1825-26 (builders, Elias Davies of Llwyndafydd and Henry Parry of Wig), but retains older battered foundations to nave N. Restored and refitted 1890 by D.Davies of Penrhiw-llan, architect. According to S.Meyrick, the pre-1825 church had a S aisle. Circular churchyard denotes early foundation.
Nave and lower narrower chancel, tall early C19 gabled W bellcote with 4-centred arch and iron cross-finial. Rubble walls (partly battered to nave N), slate roofs with overhanging eaves. Pointed W door, stone voussoirs, paired boarded doors. Three pointed windows to nave S with simple 1890 Y-tracery: cusping and leaded glazing. Slate sills, stone voussoirs. Two similar windows to nave N. Pointed E window with 3-light 1890 timber tracery, glazing and head as above.
1890 arch-braced roof of low pitch with king-posts: boarded and ribbed wagon roof to chancel, of similar date. Plain wide chancel arch, extending beyond chancel wall to S. Plain octogonal font, probably pre-C19. Plain late C19 pews. C20 pulpit and chancel fittings. Screened late C19 vestry to NW of nave. Monuments in chancel to Rev. J. Jones (d1887) by D.O.Rees of New Quay and Rev. D.Richards (d1905). Gothic gabled memorial in nave to Evan and Elizabeth Evans, 1882 by Hugh Jones of Caernarfon. Large veined marble tablet to David and Rachel Jones (1875), signed D.N.; slate surround with quarter-columns within and scrolled top with incised floral decoration.
Simple, largely early C19 parish church in attractive setting.
A small plain fabric of the local type with few details to enable it to be dated. Medieval with renewed windows. Font with plain octagonal bowl and shaft. Decent modern fittings. Parish Church.
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