St Mary, Caernarfon

Name:
St Mary, Caernarfon
Record Type:
Daughter Church
Church code:
2495
Diocese:
Bangor
Archdeaconry:
Bangor
Parish:

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

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

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Summary Description

Caernarfon’s earliest history was Roman - a fort, Segontium - was established here (occupied Ad77 to AD393) and was home to the Mabinogion hero Macsen Wledig in the ‘Dream of Maxen’. Gerald of Wales passed this way in 1188 and in 1283 Edward I started building his castle here guarding the western end of the Menai Straits. In Medieval times the town was the principal administrative town of North West Wales and subsequently also cultural life. During the C19 it was a slate port and home to the de Winton Steam engines factory. Reference Buildings of Wales –Gwynedd 2009 The Encyclopaedia of Wales

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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 http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/43778/details/ [Digital Archive/Document]