Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The inscription translates as 'Here is the grave of Wledr mother of Hoedliw who first built this church in the time of King Owain Gwynedd'.
Owain Gwynedd reigned from about 1137 to 1170, so this gives us a very good idea of when the church was established. The carved stone is squared off, flat on each slender side, about 0.15-0.2m wide.
St Michael's is set on a high rise, overlooking beautiful countryside. To the west, the land slopes away to the Dwyryd estuary.
The name Llanfihangel-y-Traethau translates as "St Michael's on the Shores', for at the time it was founded, the church would have stood on a rocky islet, surrounded by marshes. It was not until the late Middle Ages that the tide receded, leaving Ynys church well inland.
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About Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone
Address: Ynys, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Historic Church - Carved Stone
Location: On a lane off the A496, one mile south-west of Talsarnau
Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone Photos
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Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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