SH7777 : Stations of the Cross, Conwy

taken 20 days ago, near to Gyffin, Conwy, Wales

Stations of the Cross, Conwy
Stations of the Cross, Conwy
A set of substantial sculpted panels in the garden of the Church of St Michael, together with a large marble Crucifixion Link. They were designed and sourced in Italy and installed in the 1930s under the direction of G. Rinvolucri, an Italian architect. He came to Wales originally as a prisoner of war, married locally and lived and worked in the Conwy area. Listed Grade II. The listing implies that Rinvolucri was the sculptor, and describes the subsidiary panels as plaster. An official Catholic website LinkExternal link describing the church, states that the panels are also of marble, and confirms them as being sourced from Italy.
Conwy Town Walls

LinkExternal link for a detailed description of Conwy castle and walls.

LinkExternal link for a guided tour of the walls. (

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites City, Town centre Period: 1930s Architect: G. Rinvolucri other tags: Stations of the Cross Town Walls Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 June, 2024   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 July, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7795 7743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.7852N 3:49.9197W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7799 7742
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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