Llangadwaladr Church is to be found close to the west
coast of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Although not the oldest of
stone carvings the church offers fine examples of 19th century
gargoyles built into the east and north walls. It is a shame that in an
effort to protect the fabric of the church they have placed
inappropriate box gutters adjacent to the gargoyles. But St Cadwaladr's
is most renowned as the home to the Cadfan Stone. It is the most
important gravestone in Anglesey and it demonstrates that the site was
the burial ground associated with the royal court at Aberffraw some mile
or so to the north. The inscription refers to one of the early kings of
Gwynedd - Cadfan - who died about AD 625.
Review Gargoyles, Grotesques and Stone Carvings on Llangadwaladr Church.