Friday, 1 January 2010

Local Churches No 2: Llandrinio

This is St Trinian, St Peter and St Paul Church in Wales Church at Llandrinio.
The font apparently is about 900 years old!
The Church was built in the 13th century with bits added in the 18th and 19th centuries and there has been a Church on the site in one form or another since the 6th century.
While I was photographing the Church there was a very loud Pheasant shoot underway close by which led my 5 year old daughter (who was with me) to say 'do you think that they're shooting Red Kites Dad? If they are that's awful!'







9 comments:

Sunny said...

The age of this church is incredible. I wonder if today's structures will last as long. I tend to doubt it.
I really like your church series.
Sunny :)

CherryPie said...

That is a wonderful old Church. Have you been able to go inside?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very intersting!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How wonderful this old church is Jim. Children can be so observant and can come out with wonderful ways of describing things sometimes.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I hope 2010 is filled with good things for you.

JPT said...

CherryPie: Of all of the Churches that I've photographed recently this is the only one that I was not able to go inside!

Mary said...

What a wonderful old church. Old churches are always so fascinating to look at and wander around. Wales is a beautiful place.

CherryPie said...

That is a shame, it looks as if it would have a really interesting interior.

This is just a personal thought - I don't really approve of Churches not being accessible to the people :-/

Elaine said...

Beautiful church! I'm glad you are doing this series. It is really interesting to see buildings with such antiquity. Here in Fairbanks the history starts with the gold rush in the early 1900s, and even in the rest of the United States the buildings are all newcomers compared to what you are surrounded by.

Picture Imperfect said...

Fantastic photos! I really like the headstones; they make me think of just how much history has happened there.