Where Is It?

Thank goodness for Google Maps and the Google search engine. generally when I’ going out for a photography day I like to do a bit of research beforehand. Google maps along with Street View is an invaluable tool to show co-ordinates, locations, parking spaces nearby etc. Using Street View you can drive to your location and generally get an idea what the road/track is going to be like.

St Tyfrydog's Church

But last week on Anglesey was different. I didn’t do any research mainly because we were just planning to have an easy week, just driving around, finding quaint little places and generally getting to know Anglesey a bit more. Anyway down a really quiet lane I found this little church, but at the time I really didn’t have a clue where it was or what it was called.

Of course today I now know these things thanks to the tools I mentioned at the top of this post. St Tyfrydog’s Church, Llandyfrydog is a small medieval church, in Llandyfrydog, Anglesey. The date of establishment of a church on this site is unknown, but one 19th-century Anglesey historian says that it was about 450. The oldest parts of the present building (such as the nave and the chancel arch) are dated to about 1400, with the chancel dating from the late 15th or early 16th century. It is built from rough, small, squared stones, dressed with limestone.

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2 thoughts on “Where Is It?

  1. Cindi September 16, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I enjoy researching a place after I’ve been there. It seems to extend the time a way just a bit, and brings that sense of wonder home with me too.

    Love this perspective of this photo, with the headstones in the foreground and the sunshine creating shadows.

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    • Mike Hardisty September 17, 2014 / 11:40 am

      It was the best viewpoint for this photograph. To the left, badly overgrown bushes, to the right a big tree. I was fortunate the sun was in more or less the right position and shining through the trees.

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