The name or dedication of the church.
This identifies the church type. Most churches are parish churches which means they serve a specific parish or area. Other types such as chapel, daughter and mission are mostly historic designations as many are now also parish churches. Please note that former churches are no longer used for worhsip and may be in private ownership.
A unique identification number given to every church.
The name of the diocese in which the church is located.
The name of the archdeaconry in which the church is located.
This is the legal name of the parish as given by the Church Commissioners.
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There are 3 levels of listing: Grade I, II* & II. The majority of buildings which are of special interest are Grade II. A much smaller number of particularly important buildings are listed as Grade II*. Buildings of exceptional interest (approx 2% of the total number of listed buildings) are Grade I.
Ancient monuments and archaeological remains of national importance are protected by law. Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service is responsible for compiling a schedule (list) of these ancient monuments, some of which can be found in churches and churchyards. Examples can include churchyard crosses and the archaeological remains of previous churches or buildings on the site.
There are three National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. These protect 20 percent of the land in Wales, including precious landscapes, habitats, villages and heritage sites.
There are over 500 conservation areas in Wales. They are designated by local planning authorities for their special architectural and historic interest.
The Buildings at Risk register is managed by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) in order to identify the number and type of listed buildings at risk in Wales.
It is often extremely difficult to determine a precise date of construction for a church as many have been extensively altered over time. Church Heritage Cymru therefore shows a date range within which a church is believed to have been constructed. The dates are as follows: Early Medieval (pre 1066), Medieval (post 1066 to 1540), Post Medieval (1540 to 1837), Victorian/Pre WWI (1837 to 1914) and Modern (post 1914).
This is a very brief summary of the church's main features. More detailed nformation can be found in the other fields and pages (tabs) in this database.
Useful information is displayed here for people wishing to visit the church. This may include things like opening hours, catering & toilet facilities, parking, etc.
If the church has its own website the details will be displayed here.
Any further sources of information for the church will be listed here (eg. links to other historic databases).
This is the Ordnance Survey (OS) reference for the location of the church. Some locations will be approximate as this data is continuously being refined and updated.
This is the name of the Local Authoirity within which the church is located.
This describes how the church relates to its immediate and wider environment, sometimes called its setting. It describes how the church contributes to its landscape or townscape and how these things collectively contribute to the character of the area.
Llanfaes is to be found 2.5 km north of Beaumaris along a country road off the B5109.
OS Map 115
AA Route Planner
Cadw Listing Notice
This is a description of the ground plan of the church.
If known, the dimensions (measurements) of the church ground plan will be displayed here.
If the footrprint (area) of the church is known, it will be displayed here.
A description of the history and archaeology of the church and its site.
Although the church is medieval in origin the majority of it is Victorian. The oldest part is the west tower of 1811. The nave, chancel, north porch and spire were built by Weightman and Hadfield, architects from Sheffield. The south aisle was built by R G Thomas, an architect from Menai Bridge in 1885 and the organ chamber by Henry Kennedy of Bangor in 1890.
Buildings of Wales –Gwynedd 2009
Cadw Listings Notice
A description of the exterior of the church and the main features of the churchyard.
This parish church is built largely in Geometric and Decorated styles combining an aisled nave with a west tower and spire, a north porch and a lower narrower chancel. The construction was mainly of rubble stone with tooled quoins in the nave. The roofs are of slate behind coped gables on moulded kneelers. The three-stage tower is slightly stepped, the paired cusped bell openings have louvres. The spire is ashlar with lucarnes (small gabled openings) in the main directions and an upper tier of smaller lucarnes in the intermediate directions.
Information about any noteable architects, artists, people, or events associated with the church.
Information about any important features and building fabric.
If known, a list of the church's major building material/s will be displayed here.
Any renewable energy systems the church is using will be listed here.
This section gives a general description of the interior of the church. Further details of any important internal fixtures and fittings will be listed below.
The nave has scribed plaster walls and a 3-bay collar-beam roof on corbelled brackets. The 2-bay north arcade has C13 style round piers and responds, moulded capitals and pointed arches. There is a wooden balustrade between the arches which separates the ‘Buckley’ aisle from the nave and it has a gate at the right-hand end to allow the worshippers to proceed to the chancel for communion. The south arcade is of three bays and had C14 style octagonal piers with moulded capitals, and arches with 2 orders of hollow moulding. The north aisle has a faceted roof with moulded rib, with square foliage bosses and an embattled cornice. The south aisle is faced in brick and painted white, has a 3-bay collar beam roof on heavy shafts and corbels. The steeply pointed chancel arch has two orders of continuous chamfer, there is a 3bay collar beam roof above on corbelled brackets. In the south side is the organ chamber with a pointed arch. The sanctuary has a diaper marble floor added in 1902 and a wooden reredos with blind ogee-headed arcading, brattishing, and a central mosaic incorporating an ‘HIS’ monogram. The font has an octagonal bowl with 2 ogee-headed panels to each facet, a moulded stem and base and a marble-lined bowl. The pews and choir stalls show simple late C19 work. The wooden pulpit dates from 1898 and is polygonal and has a panelled front set on a low round pedestal. Spanning the chancel arch is a low wall in imitation of a screen base. The stained glass: ‘The Resurrection’, Ward & Hughes, 1870s; ‘St Peter’s’; ‘The Baptism of Christ’, c1850, ‘The Nativity and Resurrection’ c1890; ‘St Catherine, St Nicholas and St Maurice’, H. M. Doyle, 1964; ‘Christ the Good Shepherd’ T. A. Gibbs & W. W. Howard, c1890; ‘Christ with Children’, c1890, ‘Angels’, c1890; ‘The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary, St John and St Mary Magdalene’, 1885; ‘Faith and Hope with Angels’, Ward& Hughes, 1885. There are three bells cast in1872 by Mears & Stainbank
Buildings of Wales –Gwynedd 2009
Cadw Listings Notice
A National Bell Register - George Dawson's Website - Homestead
Stained Glass in Wales
Information about the church's important internal fixtures and fittings.
Information about the church's important moveable items and artworks.
A description of the ecology of the churchyard.
Information about the presence of bats in the church building or churchyard.
Records whether the church has been consecrated.
Records whether there have been burials in the churchyard.
Records whether the churchyard is still being used for burials.
Records whether there are any war graves in the churchyard.
Any important churchyard structures will be listed here.
Signifiance levels are set at high, medium and low.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship of the church to its surrounding area and helps place it within its wider landscape context.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the significance of the historic building fabric of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the historic significance of the interior of the church.
Significance defines what is special about a church. This could be architectural, archaeological, historical or liturgical. Here, it describes the relationship between the church and its community.