Hen Capel Lligwy
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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 still 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 of 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.
You may also see this site referred to as the Din Lligwy Chapel of Ease, or simply Capel Lligwy.
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About Hen Capel Lligwy
Address: Moelfre, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a footpath off the minor road north of Llanallgo, west of Moelfre
Website: Hen Capel Lligwy
Hen Capel Lligwy Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Din Lligwy Ancient Settlement - 0.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Lligwy Burial Chamber - 0.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
St Gallgo's Church - 0.9 miles (Historic Church)
Llaneilian Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Castell Aberlleiniog - 8.6 miles (Castle)
Penmon Cross - 8.9 miles (Historic Church)
Penmon Priory - 9 miles (Abbey)
Llanbadrig Church - 9 miles (Historic Church)
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