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Church of St Cledwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilymaenllwyd, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.9078 / 51°54'28"N

Longitude: -4.6548 / 4°39'17"W

OS Eastings: 217480

OS Northings: 226586

OS Grid: SN174265

Mapcode National: GBR D0.PS3R

Mapcode Global: VH2NN.89KS

Entry Name: Church of St Cledwyn

Listing Date: 12 March 1999

Last Amended: 10 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21453

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Approximately 500m W of Llanglydwen, on the E side of a drive leading to Dolwilym.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Whitland

Community: Cilymaenllwyd

Community: Cilymaenllwyd

Locality: Llanglydwen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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A medieval church with an Early Christian stone in the churchyard. Although the plan is essentially medieval the architecture of the church belongs to its restoration in 1882 by E H Lingen Barker, architect.


A small church in C19 Gothic style, of rubble stone with slate roof, comprising nave with gabled bellcote and S porch, and a lower and narrower chancel with S vestry. Openings have hood moulds with foliage stops. The nave has 2 cusped lights in its S wall, to the L of which is the porch, which has an ashlar gable. The entrance to the porch is pointed with a single continuous chamfer. The vestry, under an outshut roof, has a cusped S window.

The chancel has a 2-light Decorated E window. On the N side the nave has 2 windows similar to the S and a 2-light geometrical W window, below which part of a medieval incised slab is set into the wall.


Aisless nave with C19 arch-braced roof. Simple Gothic chancel arch. The font, possibly C12, has a square bowl with cable moulding, on a round stem with modern base. Pews and choir stalls are of 1882, the pulpit C20. On the N wall are 2 oval monuments of c1790 to the Lewis and Protheroe families. The E window stained glass depicts Faith & Hope, of 1883 by Clayton & Bell. The W window depicts SS David and George, of c1901.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a simple rural church of ancient origin, with good stained glass and wall monuments, and for group value with the lych gate and the archway to Dolwilym.

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