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Llanafan Ceredigion Wales
Saint Afan's Church, Llanafan, is located eight miles south east of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales. The church was originally founded by Saint Afan in the Vale of the Ystwyth in the 6th century. | The church was substantially remodelled early in the 19th century and completely rebuilt in 1873 by Ernest Vaughan, 4th Earl of Lisburne. | A notable grave in the churchyard is that of Joseph Butler, a gamekeeper on the Vaughans' Trawsgoed estate, who was shot dead by a poacher, William Richards (Wil Cefn Coch), in 1868. The killer escaped to Paddy's Run, Ohio (near present day Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio), with the help of local people, and died there in 1920. | The building is presently noted for the high quality of the early 20th-century stained glass memorials to members of the Vaughan family. A copy of the Welsh Bible of 1620 is on permanent display. Two Vaughan family funeral hatchments are displayed in the chapel.
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