Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

Church of St Gredifael, Penmynydd, Anglesey


N.B.Position of marker is approximate and does not necessarily show the exact location of the site.

Site OS Grid Ref: SH517749
RCAHMW COFLEIN [new window]

Photo © Martin Crampin

larger image

Church (Anglican)
Church thought to be founded by Gredifael, or Credifael, an émigré from Brittany in the late fifth century. The nave and chancel probably date from the late fourteenth century, and was little altered by Henry Kennedy's restoration of 1848. The late-fifteenth century alabaster tomb chest in the north chapel is of Goronwy Fychan and his wife Myfanfy. Goronwy was an uncle to Henry VII's grandfather Owain Tudor and the tomb was probably commissioned after the accession of Henry VII to commemorate the importance of Penmynydd as the traditional seat of the Tudors. In 1848 Queen Victoria donated £50 towards the restoration of the north chapel.

Works at this site:
  The Crucifixion with the Symbols of the Four Evangelists The Crucifixion with the Symbols of the Four Evangelists
about 1853
Church of St Gredifael, Penmynydd, Anglesey
east wall of the chancel
  Tudor Emblems Tudor Emblems
about 1853
Church of St Gredifael, Penmynydd, Anglesey
  Tudor Emblems Tudor Emblems
firm/studio: Meridian Stained Glass
about 2007
Church of St Gredifael, Penmynydd, Anglesey
east wall of the north chapel



View this site on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database


Church of St Gredifael, Penmynydd, Anglesey height=

Photo © Martin Crampin



Other images of this site
Penmynydd_DSC5783A.jpg




 
National Library of Wales - project partnerUniversity of Wales, Trinity Saint David - project partnerCentre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
Database © 2011-2017 University of Wales. Individual images are credited with individual copyright owners. All material on this website is protected by copyright law and users are reminded to respect the rights of copyright holders represented on the database.

Database and software developed by Technoleg Taliesin Cyf. © 2011-2017