St Figael's Church, Llanfigael

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St Figael's Church, Llanfigael
St Figael's Church, Llanfigael, from the southwest
St Figael's Church, Llanfigael is located in Anglesey
St Figael's Church, Llanfigael
St Figael's Church, Llanfigael
Location in Anglesey
Coordinates: 53°18′57″N 4°30′41″W / 53.3158°N 4.5114°W / 53.3158; -4.5114
OS grid reference SH 327 828
Location Llanfigael, Anglesey
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
Website Friends of Friendless Churches
History
Founded Before 1254
Dedication Saint Figael
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 5 April 1971
Architectural type Church
Specifications
Materials Stone

St Figael's Church, Llanfigael, is a redundant church in the hamlet of Llanfigael, Anglesey, Wales. It has been designated by Cadw as a Grade II listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches.[2] The church is considered by Cadw to be particularly notable because of its "retaining its early 19th-century interior virtually intact".[1]

History[edit]

The present church is thought to date from the 18th century, and it was much rebuilt in 1841.[2] A church has been documented on this site since 1254. The only fabric possibly surviving from this earlier church is to be found in the foundations and part of the walls.[1] Since it was declared redundant, the charity the Friends of Friendless Churches has held a 999 year lease, which was transferred to them on 1 February 2007.[3] After taking it over, the charity has organised the re-covering of the roof, and has re-introduced timber windows designed by Tim Ratcliffe, their design being based on the pre-existing windows.[2]

Architecture[edit]

It is a small rectangular church constructed in stone rubble. At the west end is a gabled rendered bellcote. The doorway is at the west end of the south side, and there is no chancel. The fittings are thought to date from the 19th century. The pulpit is on the north side of the church; elsewhere there are box pews and benches. At the west end are three fonts; the oldest dates from the 12th century, and was formerly in the church of St Ynghenedl; the next dates from the 14th century, and is octagonal in shape; while the third is a "rare cupboard font".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Church of St Figael, Llanfigael, Historic Wales (Cadw), retrieved 30 July 2010 
  2. ^ a b c Llanfigael, Friends of Friendless Churches, retrieved 30 July 2010 
  3. ^ Churches and chapels owned by the Friends of Friendless Churches: Details for Visitors, London: Friends of Friendless Churches, June 2010