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Aberdaron Church 1/7

The Church of St Hywyn, Aberdaron, Gwynedd, Wales, is a parish church dating from the 12th century. Its origins are earlier, from the 5th to the 7th centuries. Further building, including the construction of the second nave, took place in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

 

Aberdaron Church 1/7

The Church of St Hywyn, Aberdaron, Gwynedd, Wales, is a parish church dating from the 12th century. Its origins are earlier, from the 5th to the 7th centuries. Further building, including the construction of the second nave, took place in the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

 

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A wonderful collection of [mostly] standing stones, Brian.

If the sermin is booring it does not matter because the view in fine.
Brian Walbey: Those gravestones are the best Welsh slate and must be very old.
Jolie petite église en bord de mer.
Brian Walbey: It is fairly plain inside and outside but very nice all the same.
What a lovely setting!
Brian Walbey: It is, sadly the weather was awful, and thisw as the first week of July.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2019, 06:09
Such a small, simple building, but it has stood the test of time being buffeted from the sea
Brian Walbey: It is fairly plain inside and outside but very nice all the same
What fascinates me the most, Brian, is how few windows there are!
Brian Walbey: I guess bacl all those centuries ago when it was built they hadn't the skill to build much in the way of windows.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2019, 07:25
That church almost fall from the map of Wales.... What a wonderful place for a church. It looks like it keeps the wind from some graves....
Brian Walbey: I can imagine when the sea is strong the waves might break over this little church.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2019, 07:27
The door looks to be Norman
Brian Walbey: Very much of that style isn't it.
A rugged little building Brian
Brian Walbey: I can imagine when the sea is strong the waves might break over this little church.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Jan 2019, 08:28
It looks well looked after and has certainly benefitted from a fairly new roof. The only downside to that is that a non-undulating roof does not really suit, but I understand that you can’t build one quite like that.
Brian Walbey: The roof looks quite new so it might well have been altered over the centuries.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2019, 08:33
The roof looks fairly new. What I like most of this church is that there are unnecessary extras - like a tower - all very purposeful. And what a view.
Brian Walbey: Back when the first parts of this church were built it would have been no more than a humble fishing village hence a humble looking building I would think.
Love the graves on the hillside.
Brian Walbey: All the stobes appear to be very best Welsh slate.
Not your average run of the mill church, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is fairly plain inside and outside but very nice all the same.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2019, 18:30
I like the location of this robust, old church with view on the sea!
Brian Walbey: I can imagine when the sea is strong the waves might break over this little church.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2019, 21:54
What a beautiful setting.I bet the wind whistled through it in the olden days. I'm showing a 12th century church isn a few weeks times.
Brian Walbey: I can imagine when the sea is strong the waves might break over this little church.

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