SJ2028 : St Silin's Church: The South Door

taken 2 years ago, near to Llansilin, Powys, Great Britain

 St Silin's Church: The South Door
St Silin's Church: The South Door
The older entrance into the South Nave, on the South side of the church. The present entrance is through the 19th century tower door. The porch here was removed in 1865, having only been added in 1771.

The doorway is described in LinkExternal link as "a mediaeval two-order doorway with heavy rolls in brown sandstone (roughly reconstructed [ex situ?] in drop-arch form) with an oak door showing Civil War bullet holes"
St Silin's Church, Llansilin, Powys

A grade 1 listed building, recognised for its historical significance by CADW. The first stone church dates from about 1200, and some of the pillars of that church remain. But most of the present building is 15th century.

Saint Sulien, Sulian, or Silin was the founder-abbot of a monastery at Luxulyan (Cornwall) In the 6th century. But the name is also a variant of the Welsh Saint Tysilio/Sulien/Suliau, a Welsh prince,bishop, and scholar, the 7th century son of the 7th century King of Powys, Brochwel Ysgithrog. The church's own web site is silent on who the dedication refers to. But the church has variously bee dediicated since inception to St Mary, St Giles, and St Egidius.

The church web site, at LinkExternal link , lists a number of historic features inside, and discusses the idea that Owain Glyndwr was a member of the congregation.

The original stone church appears to have been cruciform, but it was destroyed during the years of the Glyndwr rebellion. The current twin aisle layout dates from the reconstruction of the 15th century. The fabric suffered again when parliamentary troops occupied it during the Civil Wars. The tower was built in 1832, and the tradition of building continues, with a new Parish Room in the 21st century.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 April, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2096 2817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.7127N 3:10.4999W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 20960 28177
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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