St Margaret

A low, simple building in a large round churchyard, St Margaret's, as it stands today, dates from the 14th century, but there was almost certainly a much earlier church here.

About this church

The church had a thorough, though sensitive, restoration in the early 20th century, masterminded by GGT Treherne, who had spent his childhood in this part of Wales.

He subsequently studied at Oxford University, where he rowed in the 1859 Boat Race. He was a passionate antiquarian and wrote widely about the history of Eglwys Gymyn and its area. He was responsible for saving the Avitoria Stone, which is inscribed in both Latin and Ogham, and is the greatest treasure of the church.

Key Features

  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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