Llanfairfechan

Llanfairfechan beach, looking towards Anglesey (left) and Puffin Island (centre), with a faint auroral glow above the horizon

Date

7 November 2017

Location

Llanfairfechan
SH 67906 75446; 53.25950°N, 3.98171°W

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Erw Feiriol Cemetery, Llanfairfechan

Erw Feiriol Cemetery, Llanfairfechan

Erw Feiriol Cemetery, Llanfairfechan

Date

2 May 2016

Location

Pentre Uchaf, Llanfairfechan
SH 68255 74469; 53.25081°N, 3.97609°W

Information

Erw Feiriol Cemetery in Llanfairfechan is in the care of Conwy County Borough Council. The land for the cemetery was purchased by The Burial Board of Llanfairfechan after the parish passed a resolution to provide a local burial ground in 1878.

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St Mary’s Churchyard, Llanfairfechan

St Mary's Church, Llanfairfechan

St Mary’s Church, Llanfairfechan

Date

2 May 2016

Location

Pentre Uchaf, Llanfairfechan
SH 68300 74541; 53.25147°N, 3.97543°W

Information

The English translation of the place name Llanfairfechan is little church of St Mary. St Mary’s parish church was built there on the site of an earlier church in 1849. It was designed by diocesan architect Henry Kennedy (1814-1898). Kennedy was born in London and settled in Bangor after training as an architect. His career in church architecture was prolific and spanned some 50 years. The old parish church, which is a Grade II listed building, closed in 1999. The historic dedication to St Mary was then transferred to the nearby Christ Church. The latter, which is also a Grade II listed building, was built in 1864, the construction being funded by landowner John Platt (1817-1872) of Bryn-y-Neuadd Hall. As an anglican place of worship, it was built to cater for English tourists visiting the town and also to oppose to the growing number of nonconformist chapels in the area.

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