St Mary's, Tal-y-llyn, Anglesey

The date of the church is unknown, but the oldest parts could be from the 12th century. The church once housed a 12th century baptismal font, but this was moved after World War II to a church near Bangor, then to St. Maelog's church in Llanfaelog.  The massive wooden roof trusses date to the late 15th century. The remaining octagonal font is from the 15th century. The chancel was rebuilt in the 16th century, and a side chapel added in the 17th century. The church furnishings, such as pews, pulpit and communion rails, were added in the 18th century, although some of the pews are modern replacements after vandalism. It is a Grade I listed building, a national designation given to buildings of exceptional, usually national, interest because it is "a very rare example of a virtually unrestored Medieval church of simple, rustic character."   POST CODE: LL63 5TQ