Llantrisant, Anglesey

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Llantrisant
Llantrisant is located in Anglesey
Llantrisant
Llantrisant
Llantrisant shown within Anglesey
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Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLYHEAD
Postcode district LL65
Dialling code 01407
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53°19′26″N 4°27′32″W / 53.324°N 4.459°W / 53.324; -4.459Coordinates: 53°19′26″N 4°27′32″W / 53.324°N 4.459°W / 53.324; -4.459

Llantrisant (Welsh for "Parish of the Three Saints") is a settlement in Anglesey, Wales.

Its parish church is dedicated to Saints Afran, Ieuan, and Sanan.[1] The parish's former church is now a protected building. Browne Willis[2] and Sabine Baring-Gould[3] considered "Afran" to be a corruption of Afan, a saint of Ceredigion and Brecknockshire. (The 16th-century Peniarth MS 147 concurs, listing the church as dedicated to "Sannan and Afan and Evan".[3]) St Afan was related to the Cuneddan dynasty of Gwynedd and was claimed as an ancestor by a 10th-century Ieuan martyred by Viking raiders.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church in Wales. "Ss Afran, Ieuan and Sanan (New Ch), Llantrisant". 2014.
  2. ^ a b Baring-Gould, Sabine (1907). The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and such Irish Saints as have Dedications in Britain. London: Charles J. Clark, for the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. pp. 114–115. 
  3. ^ a b Baring-Gould, Vol. I, p. 116.

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