SH4986 : Capel Lligwy

taken 7 years ago, near to Llanallgo, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Capel Lligwy
Capel Lligwy
Dated to the first half of the 12th century (1100-1150) it started out as either a chapel serving a local Royal court as a memorial chapel, or alternatively as a 'chapel of ease' (an alternative place of worship within a parish with an already established parish church).

It has a 16th century 'extension' or side chapel, shown here.

A local family used it as a private family chapel until well into the 1700's but it fell into disrepair and then ruin. Apparently a fox dug its den in the vault under the chapel and lived down there amongst human skeletons "several feet in depth".

Today it's just an atmospheric ruin in a lovely location.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4989 8632 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.1438N 4:15.4039W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4989 8630
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