Eglwys Sadwrn Sant

Eglwys Sadwrn Sant

Eglwys Sadwrn Sant

Date

6 February 2016

Location

Llansadwrn, Anglesey
SH 55365 75877; 53.26011°N, 4.16978°W

Information

Llansadwrn, situated in Cwn Cadnant on the Isle of Anglesey, is named after St Sadwrn’s Church, which was founded around 500 CE. The present building, erected on the foundations of its medieval precursor, was designed by diocesan architect Henry Kennedy and built in 1881. The church received a Grade II* listing in 1968.

After leaving the military, Sadwrn Farchog (Sadwrn the Knight) came to Wales from Brittany and established a church in what was to become Llansadwrn in Carmarthenshire. He later moved north to Anglesey, where he lived as hermit. A 6th century memorial stone bearing his name was discovered in 1742 and is now set into a wall inside the Anglesey church. Sadwrn’s name in Latin is Saturninus, which can lead to his confusion with various other saints with the same name.

Further Reading

Church of St Sadwrn, Cwm Cadnant (British Listed Buildings)

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13 thoughts on “Eglwys Sadwrn Sant

  1. cemeteries are such fab places and brill in B&W. I have no idea how to pronounce Eglwys Sadwrn Sant or any other of the Welshish words, so reading this has had my brain farting along the way. Did you get a shot of the memorial stone? Amazing shots, especially liking the very top one where the tree is stretching out to the bell tower.

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  2. You are definitely a safe pair of hands when it comes to graveyard shots, and this set is another superb crop. I’m intrigued by the unevenness on the slab in #5, something I have seen before, but highlighted by the damp conditions here. I wonder if it is the planer at the mill being worked by an apprentice! Great set Graham.

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