Eglwys Llangelynnin

Posted: 07/09/14

Category: On location, Press, Landscape

It’s a magical place at sunset, a location full of rich Welsh history. Cymru Am Byth

Padget Media and Seahawk AP were fortunate to have a special escort to the location otherwise we would have never found it. The journey back was a bit hairy!! long story
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it

“Llangelynnin Church (Welsh: Eglwys Llangelynnin) is possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales (53.2458°N 3.8730°W), and is amongst the oldest; that at Llanrhychwyn, further up the valley, is a little older. The church is dedicated to Saint Celynin, who lived in the 6th century and probably established the first religious settlement here. It lies at a height of just over 900 feet above the village of Henryd in the Conwy valley, in the shelter of Tal y Fan (610m), the hill to the south-west.
A small and simple building, it probably dates from the 12th century (although some sources cite the 13th century), and was probably pre-dated by an earlier church of timber, or wattle and daub construction. Llangelynnin is also the name of the former parish, the primary school in nearby Henryd (Ysgol Llangelynnin). Celynnin’s name is also carried by Craig Celynnin, a mountain ridge adjacient to the church.”

For more information please click on the WIKIPEDIA link below;
Eglwys Llangelynnin