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St. Dyfnog’s Holy Well, Llanrhaeadr-yng-N

St. Dyfnog’s Holy Well
Llanrhaeadr, roughly translated as Church Waterfall, has been a settlement since the 6th century. Built around a waterfall where the 6th century St.Dyfnog lived, doing penance by standing under the water in his hair shirt belted with an iron chain. His virtues supposedly gave the water healing powers, capable of curing many illnesses. In the 18th century, the ‘bath’ was paved with marble which can still be seen to this day. Why not make your way through the graveyard, down to the stream, and walk in the footsteps of the original settlers.

tel: 01824 790777

address: Bryn Llan, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh LL16 4NN

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Anvil Pottery, Llanrhaeadr-yng-N

Anvil Pottery
Think quirky. Think art. Think history. And then add pottery into the mix. What you have is this quite stunning little building, once a village forge, tucked away in the small village of Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, between Ruthin and Denbigh. The pottery itself is based on the work of the old village smithy who worked here. The original work bench, tool wrack and bellows are still in-tact. Beautiful stoneware and earthenware pottery is created here, with natural, earthy, unique, sometimes Celtic designs and glazes, that can be puchased on site

website: go to Anvil Pottery website

tel: (0)1745 890532

address: The Smithy Llanrhaeadr Y.C. Denbigh Denbighshire LL16 4NL

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St Dyfnog Church , Llanrhaeadr-yng-N

St Dyfnog Church
Well worth a visit, the oldest part of the church is its tower which dates from the 13th century, whilst the main body of the church was built in the 15thC. The church was most likely subsidised with offerings from the nearby Holy Well. The church holds an amazing treasure known as the Jesse Window. Dating from 1533, it is said to be the finest glass window in all of Wales. It depicts Christ’s many-branched family tree beginning with Jesse. The window was saved from destruction during the Civil War by being buried in a massive dug-out chest.

tel: 01824 790777

address: Bryn Llan, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh LL16 4NN

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