St Mary & St Bodfan Church

St Mary & St Bodfan Church, Llanaber: Address, Phone Number, St Mary & St Bodfan Church Reviews: 4.5/5

St Mary & St Bodfan Church
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Nestled on the side of the A496 road close to Barmouth is the 13th Century Church of St Mary & St Bodfan. A true architectural gem of a building with one of the finest stone porch doorways in the country. Designated as a grade I listed building it is truly worth visiting.
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True E
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We saw a adder snake ! Beautiful place
Aug 2021 • Family
First time we have ever seen an adder snake !
Was on the path by church went in a small gap between the stone and the wall near church
It’s so sad that this wonderful church yard is so overgrown !
You can’t get close to read many stones it needs some tlc
The church was closed up so we couldn’t see inside
Would be lovely to read the history as the undergrowth was fascinating as if that had been part of the church
Still lovely with beautiful views of the ocean ..
Hopefully will be open next time
A donation box would have been great to help with the care of the church yard and graves that are so historical
Written August 8, 2021
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Married405
Belper, UK30 contributions
Little St Marys
Oct 2019
Visit this little church plus admirer the view. This lovely little church is welcoming. Well worth a visit. Have a look for yourself, a must if you love old churches.
Written October 24, 2019
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snowflakespud
Reading, UK59 contributions
Interesting cliff side church. Open daily...which some are not
Jun 2019 • Family
Stopped on a whim as we travelled up the coast road. Period entrance gateway then through the graveyard to the church. Amazing anchor fouled gravestone as we headed for the church. Somewhat plain interior but a calm tranquil space
Written June 19, 2019
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,864 contributions
Historic church with a heavenly view
Jun 2018 • Couples
On Tuesday (after visiting Barmouth), Hubby and I were travelling along the A496 main road towards Talybont when we noticed this gem of a church. Llanaber is about 1 and a half miles out of Barmouth. We saw a sign for a cemetary and then a convenient layby parking area on the left. This 13 century building is Grade 1 listed. We walked through the gate and down the path to the entrance = an elaborate stone porch doorway. Inside we saw an octagonal font, 2 ancient carved stones, colourful stained-glass windows, an impressive timber roof, and an old wooden chest mounted on the wall.

We attempted to walk all around the sloping graveyard but it was too overgrown. Apparently, there are 12 Commonwealth war graves here. We did see several large ornate headstones. We then walked down to the railway bridge and admired the coastal view.

For info, there was a notice on the lychgate which said that the church and graveyard would be closed between Monday 2.7.18 and Friday 10.8.18 for conservation/maintenance work. I, therefore, recommend you visit here after this time.
Written June 12, 2018
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