St David, Llanddewi Brefi

St David, Llanddewi Brefi
Record Type:
Parish Church
Church code:
St Davids

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is a Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not 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

Llanddewi Brefi is beside the Afon Brefi which is a tributary of the Afon Teifi. Tradition has it that St David was preaching here, against the heresies of St Cadoc, at the Synod of Brefi c550. David’s argument carried the day and his ‘victory’ assured when there was uprising of the mound on which the church now sits. The Encyclopaedia of Wales in retelling this story asks ‘As the area has such a proliferation of hills , in the history of miracles, can there be anything more un-called for than the creation of a hill at Llanddewi Reference Buildings of Wales –Carmarthen and Ceredigion 2006 The Encyclopaedia of Wales Cadw Listing Notice.

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]