St Tanwg, Harlech

St Tanwg, Harlech
Record Type:
Parish Church
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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 in the following National Park: Snowdonia

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

Harlech is the most southerly of the Edwardian castles build to contain Gwynedd. It sits in a prominent position easily seen across the bay from Criccieth. Built to be supplied by sea the castle now sits about one kilometre inland. The town was the original county town of Merioneth but was felt to have such a small population that it felt unworthy to have a Borough MP. The poet Robert Graves lived here, the family had a holiday home, and it was from here that he left with a note from the Golf Club Secretary to go to the army depot in Wrexham of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. References The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves Buildings of Wales – Gwynedd 2009

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
RCAHMW (2004) Coflein [Digital Archive/Document]