Hen Capel Lligwy
Hen Capel Lligwy
Hen Capel Lligwy is a ruined 12th century chapel located on a hillside looking out over Moelfre and the north east coastline of Anglesey. The chapel is of very simple construction, and stands completely roofless. A short footpath leads from the chapel to the early Romano-British settlement of Din Lligwy, while across the road from the chapel site is Lligwy Burial Chamber, a Neolithic cromlech..
The oldest parts of the chapel include the stonework around the south door. The west end stil retains its gable-end bellcote. The chapel remained in use throughout the medieval period, but finally fell into disuse in the 18th century and was finally abandoned. It was used as a chapel ease for the church in Brynrefail about a mile away. At one end of the chapel is an underground burial vault, with steps leading down into the earth. Presumably this was used for burials, but no trace of any such burials remain. The vault was built by the Pierce Lloyd family of Plas Lligwy, the local landowners, after they took control of the church as a private family chapel in the 16th century. It is now in the care of Cadw, Welsh Heritage.

Note: You may also see this site referred to as the Din Lligwy Chapel of Ease, or simply Capel Lligwy.