Working with Angels

As the above photo depicts our conservation work over at Saint Gwenfaen’s church, Rhoscolyn on Anglesey,  went so well that we suspected the intervention of something far more angelic than our earthly boot clad craftsmen!

Perhaps we were aided by the wonderful story that goes behind the ancient church at Rhoscolyn.

The church was originally established in 690AD. It was dedicated to Saint Gwenfaen, daughter of Pawl Hen of Manaw (Isle of Man). Legend has it that she was chased away from her cloister cell by druids. She managed to escape by climbing down the rocks to the bay and here was reputed to have been carried away from danger by Angels.

Stories such as this are embodied within our historic buildings which is why it is so important to maintain our heritage to provide continuity and contribute to our identity.

Principally, Grosvenor were involved in the lime mortar pointing of the church and some remedial works. Re-built in 1870 from original medieval stone the fabric was found to be a little worse for wear.

The current church  has some wonderful stained glass and a marvellous reredos.

We kept an eye out for Druids during our stay at the Church but all we came across were tourists  waiting to discover the beauties of the church within, which Grosvenor made accessible during our programme of works.

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