St Mary and All Saints, Conwy

St Mary and All Saints, Conwy
Record Type:
Parish Church
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Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I 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

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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

Set in one of the World Heritage sites Conwy church is part of one of Edward I bastide towns developed along with the castle as an English settlement town to provide support for Edward I conquest of Gwynedd. The church stands in the centre of the town probably on the site of Aberconwy Abbey. In 1186 a colony of monks was sent north from Strata Florida Abbey (in Ceredigion) to found a daughter house in North Wales, initially they settled outside Caernarfon but by 1192 they had moved to Aberconwy. The church is on the site of the Abbey church while the Abbey itself moved in 1283 upstream to Maenan to enable James of St George to build the town and castle for Edward 1. Burgess plots surround the church. Reference Buildings of Wales –Gwynedd 2009 World Heritage Site listings The Towns of Wales - Harold Carter Cadw Listing Notice. Abbeys & Priories of Medieval Wales

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

View information on worship and access at this church on the Church In Wales web site