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ST SEIRIOL'S CHURCH, PENMON PRIORY CHURCH

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NPRN 301734

Map Reference SH68SW

Grid Reference SH6303280729

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Llangoed

Type of Site CHURCH

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description NAR SH68SW2

Church of St Seriol, formerly the Priory Church of St Augustine (for the Priory see NPRN 95543).
A large cruciform church comprising a relatively small nave of about 1140, a later twelfth century central tower and transepts, and a dispropotionately large chancel, built at a lower level. The chancel was originally thirteenth century and is thought to have been built following the marriage of Penmon with Priestholm. It was rebuilt in the fifteenth century and again in 1855, when the north transept was also reconstructed. The chancel alone served as the parish church by 1937.
The aisleless nave retains some original features, notably the south door which has a carved beast carved on the tympanum. The two stage tower has sumptuous Romanesque arches and rises to a blunt pyramidal spire. The south transept has internal Romanesque arcading.

Source: RCAHM Anglesey Inventory (1937), 120-122

John Wiles 16.07.07


1. WALLPAINTING
Royal Arme, Queen Anne (board)
N. transept, Royal Arms on boards: Queen Anne [1707-14].
Refs: Inv.121b.
Source: RCAHMW Wallpaintings database. 2004.09.08/RCAHMW/SLE

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