Parish of Llangynwyd with Maesteg
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St Cynwyd's Parish Church

Llangynwyd Village / Llangynwyd / CF34 9SB

Llangynwyd parish church is situated in the village of Llangynwyd along with the ruins of Llangynwyd Castle and one of the oldest pubs in Wales (the Old House, dating from 1147.) The place name Llangynwyd refers to the hilltop village with a church dedicated to St Cynwyd, son of Cynfelyn. The church was founded by St Cynwyd in the 6th century. All that remains of the original structure is the stone socket of a wooden cross, which can be seen in the wall above the entrance. The church was rebuilt in the 13th century and has since been restored several times. The square tower dates from the 15th century and was completely restored in 1893. The church has the biggest private cemetery in Europe. The old village of Llangynwyd, "Top Llan", was the home of the legendary Maid of Cefn Ydfa, featured in the song "Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn". It was also the home of the poet Wil Hopcyn, said to have written it.


St Michael & All Angels Church
Church Place / Maesteg / CF34 9PB


St David's Church

Castle Street / Maesteg / CF34 9AA



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