Llanegryn Church Screen
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Superb carved medieval screen, one of the finest in Wales
The screen is carved of oak, and local rumours suggest that it came to Llanegryn from Cymer Abbey after the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The craftsmanship is exquisite, the design incredibly intricate, with caved berries, leaves, vines and bunches of grapes delicately crafted.
The screen dates to about 1520, as does the rood loft and the nave roof. The screen consists of three bays either side of a central opening. The rood loft has 13 panelled bays with a cross in the centre bay.
The first record of a church at Llanegryn comes from 1254. The south porch may also be medieval, and the font is 12th century. One medieval window survives in the north wall of the nave. There is a medieval pillar stone carved with a cross symbol, built into the south wall.
The current building is primarily a Victorian restoration, though we can be thankful that the Victorians, with unusual restraint, resisted the urge to remove the rood screen!
While the screen is the main reason to visit the church, there are other items of historical interest, including the Norman font, and monuments to the Owen family.
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About Llanegryn Church Screen
Address: Llanegryn, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a minor road north of Bryncrug. The church is signposted within the village.
Llanegryn Church Screen Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Talyllyn Railway and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - 3.3 miles (Museum)
Castell-y-Bere - 4.3 miles (Castle)
Llanfihangel-y-pennant, St Michael's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - 6.2 miles (Museum)
Pennal, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church)
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