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Churchyard wall, railings and memorial enclosure at Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1444 / 53°8'39"N

Longitude: -4.2039 / 4°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 252690

OS Northings: 363073

OS Grid: SH526630

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.5Z4P

Mapcode Global: WH54L.D7C8

Entry Name: Churchyard wall, railings and memorial enclosure at Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22246

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Churchyard wall and railings defining the extent of the original churchyard on the north, south and west sides; railed memorial enclosure in angle with lych-gate.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanrug

Community: Llanrug

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The churchyard wall is likely to be late C18 or early C19 but marks the extent of the medieval churchyard to the north, south and west; the railings to the wall and memorial enclosure are late C19. The churchyard has been extended to the north-east and more recently to the south-east.

Exterior

Churchyard walls of roughly coursed rubblestone with stone-on-edge coping, save on north side, which has arrow-headed iron railings on slate coping as far east as east end of chancel of St Michael's Church; similar but more elaborately decorated railings with Gothic tracery detailing to unidentified square memorial enclosure in angle with lych-gate.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its group value with St Michael's Church and lych-gate, the wall is important for marking the extent of the original medieval churchyard, while both the railings and memorial are good examples of Victorian Gothic ironwork.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Michael
    Situated on its own in originally rectangular churchyard, now extended to north-east and south-east, on track between Bryn-llan and Plas Tirion approximately 0.75km south-west of Llanrug.
  • II Lych-gate at Church of St Michael
    Lych-gate located immediately to the north-west of the Church of St Michael in the north-west corner of the churchyard.
  • II Stables at Plas Tirion
    Situated on the north-east side of the yard on the other side of the track to the east of the house at Plas Tirion.
  • II Stables/coach house at Plas Tirion
    Situated on the south-west side of the yard on the other side of the track to the east of the house at Plas Tirion.
  • II Walled garden at Plas Tirion
    Situated to south-east of house on other side of track.
  • II Plas Tirion
    Located towards the end of a track running south-westwards past the Church of St Michael towards Plastirion Farm; a pool and various ruined outbuildings stand immediately north of the house.
  • II Plas Gwyn
    Located in pasture fields at the end of a track on the south side of the A 4086 approximately 1km west of Llanrug.
  • II Hafod Gethin (Plas Gwyn)
    Located immediately to the south of Plas Gwyn.

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