St Ceinwyr, Llangeinor

St Ceinwyr, Llangeinor
Record Type:
Parish Church
Church code:

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in a Conservation Area

Buildings At Risk Status

On Buildings At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Buildings at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

St Ceinwyr's Church, Llangeinor
St Ceinwyr's Church, Llangeinor
Looking towards the south porch with the west tower in the background.
Year / Date:
Rev Roger Pitman
Tina Andrew

Summary Description

The grade II* medieval church of St Ceinwyr (also known as St Cein) sits in an elevated position on the road which links the Garw and Ogmore Valleys. The site may be early medieval in origin, although the present building is believed to have been founded in the 12th century after Norman expansion into the Vale of Glamorgan. Most surviving medieval fabric probably dates from a 15th/16th century rebuilding. A major restoration by G Halliday (Llandaff Diocesan Architect) in 1894 is responsible for much of the present appearance of the church, which was paid for by Miss Olive Talbot of Margam at a cost £3000. The church comprises a west tower, south porch, aisleless nave and narrower, lower chancel. It is built of sandstone rubble, mostly snecked to the chancel but reusing some old fabric, with ashlar dressings. It stands in a rectangular churchyard containing headstones dating from the 18th century and table tombs from the 19th century, with a number of unusual coffin shaped kerb graves, and a grade II listed metal grave cover. Reference: Cadw list description.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
A key is available for visitors in the Llangeinor Arms next door to the church.

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

View information on worship and access at this church on the Church In Wales web site
RCAHMW (2004) Coflein [Digital Archive/Document]
A description of the church from the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) Coflein database.
GGAT (2016) Historic Environment Record [Digital Archive/Data]
The HER description of St Ceinwyr's Church from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.
Tina Andrew (2016) St Ceinwyr's Church, Llangeinor [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
St Ceinwyr's Church, Llangeinor
Cadw (1997) Historic Wales Report (18635) [Digital Archive/Document]
The list description of the Church of St Ceinwyr, Llangeinor
Cadw (1997) Historic Wales Report (18636) [Digital Archive/Document]
The list description of a rare hooped metal grave cover in SE corner of the churchyard.