St Mary Magdalene

Bleddfa means 'the abode of wolves', and wolves were still to be found in Radnor Forest until Tudor times.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

The church dates from two main periods: the early 13th century and the latter part of the same century. However, the wooden bellcote dates from 1711, and the south porch is 15th century. The interior is one large space, whitewashed and with its original wooden roof.

For many years a mysterious mound at the west end of the church was thought to be a prehistoric burial chamber, but when it was excavated in the 1960s it was discovered to be the base of a substantial stone tower to the church. Excavations showed that the tower had been burned down, and it is assumed this happened during the revolt of Welsh patriot Owain Glyndwr in the 15th century. The church is the setting for the annual Bleddfa lectures, organised by the Bleddfa Trust, which seeks to unite creativity with spirituality through talks and activities.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Mynwent gyfareddol
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Mynediad gwastad i'r prif fannau
  • Parcio ar y stryd wrth yr eglwys
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Toiledau hygyrch gerllaw
  • Caniateir cŵn
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Lle i ddiogelu'ch beic

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Sant Ellyw

Mae’r eglwys anghysbell hon yn sefyll yng nghanol mynwent helaeth, hynafol yn nyfnderoedd y Mynyddoedd Du, ym Mharc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog.

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