Eglwys Sant Peris, Nant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris


21 February 2015

Nant Peris

SH 60647 58328; 53.10388°N, 4.08300°W


The village of Nant Peris, originally known as Llanberis, lies at the foot of Snowdon at the head of the Llanberis Pass. Peris, a Welsh saint thought to have lived in the 6th century, is said to have settled there and its ancient church is dedicated to him. Parts of the building are thought to date back to the 14th century and it underwent alterations form the 15th to the 17th centuries and was extensively restored in 1848 by diocesan architect Henry Kennedy. Nant Peris was originally the nucleus of the valley’s population but as slate quarrying operations expanded at Dinorwic Quarry, so too did the new town of Llanberis, some 3.5 km to the northwest. To cater for the increase and shift in population, a new church, St Padarn’s, was therefore built in Llanberis by the Assheton Smith family, proprietors of the quarry. This was completed in 1885 and superseded the old church in Nant Peris. Eglwys Sant Peris belongs to the Church in Wales and is a Grade II* listed building.

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

Eglwys Sant Peris

14 thoughts on “Eglwys Sant Peris, Nant Peris

  1. You have captured a very melancholy feeling with those interior shots, it’s as if from another age. Fab B+W work as always. We keep meaning to have a look in the graveyard here- it looks a fine building, too.

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    • Thanks, Iain. I had a wander around the graveyard (watch this space!), and it was a bonus that the church was unlocked. It’s a shame that so many have to stay all locked up these days.


  2. Pingback: Graveyard, Eglwys Sant Peris | GeoTopoi

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