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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyfriog, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.0433 / 52°2'35"N

Longitude: -4.382 / 4°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 236735

OS Northings: 241000

OS Grid: SN367410

Mapcode National: GBR DC.FFQ5

Mapcode Global: VH3KH.0W8Z

Plus Code: 9C4Q2JV9+86

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 September 1964

Last Amended: 4 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9879

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Secluded location at end of lane E off Penrhiw-Llan to Henllan by-road on steep wooded hillside. 1.5km S of Penrhiw-Llan.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llandyfriog (Llandyfrïog)

Community: Llandyfriog

Locality: Penrhiw-Llan

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Formerly the parish church of Llanfair Orllwyn. Rebuilt either in 1808 or c1820, but not fitted out until 1842 by Rees Davies of Llandysul. Restored and refitted 1887.


Rubble built. Slate roof with cemented copings. Square early C19 rendered domed bellcote to W gable, remodelled belfry openings. Nave and lower narrower chancel. Pointed W door, paired boarded doors: stone voussoirs. Small round arched recess above with keystone. Three tall pointed windows to nave S with timber Y-tracery of 1887. Similar windows to nave N, but easternmost is wider, with simple 1887 timber intersecting tracery: similar E window. All windows with stone voussoired heads, projecting keystones and drips: slate sills. Simple late C19 rubble lean-to vestry N of chancel.


Simple interior. Of chief note is the excellent C13 font, whose square bowl has a chamfered underside rising to chamfered-off corners. Each face has 3 odd projecting baubles: circular pedestal roughly scalloped to tapering square base. Four-centred chancel arch, two steps to chancel. Simple late C19 pews, pulpit, communion rail and lectern. Five late C19 bracketed oil-lamps in nave.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an attractive early C19 church with a most unusual C13 font.

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