St Illtyd's Church - Llantwit Major - Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
N 51° 24.474 W 003° 29.276
30U E 466063 N 5695299
Quick Description: Situated in the picturesque and historic village of Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan, St Illtyd’s is one of the oldest parish churches in Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/15/2012 11:50:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMF9KN
St Illtyd's Church is a medieval church in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is one of the oldest and best-known parish churches in Wales.
There is a Norman Font in this church, shown in this listings photo gallery, it is over 800 years old. Worship has taken place on this site for over 1500 years.
"St Illtyd's is a complex medieval church with twelfth century origins. The church is split into four main parts -the first lies to the far west and is a ruined structure, perhaps a former chapel. The chancel and an aisled nave with an early thirteenth century tower form the second and third parts whilst a long aisle-less structure to the west known as the 'Western Church' forms the fourth. The eastern section of the church, comprising the nave and chancel, is in Early English style - particularly noticable in the windows. There are the remains of piscinas in the north and south aisles and restored medieval murals. The circular Norman font has a scale design. The 'Western Church' houses a number of ninth and tenth century crosses associated with the monastic foundation at Llantwit Major. Restorations were carried out in 1889 and 1905, and a major refurbishment was undertaken in the mid to late twentieth century". Text Source: (visit link