Churches

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There are over 100 Churches on Anglesey in North Wales, if one counts the reduntant Churches. Historically, a Church may have been made ‘redundant’ for one of several reasons, for example the centre of the community moved (Telford’s new road across Anglesey resulted in this in some communities), or because they were such in need of repair that it was deigned neccessary, or made more sense to build a new one.

Anglesey’s Churches – and Chapels – share a long and sometimes bloody history, being looted by Vikings or the Irish was commonplace in the Dark Ages.

The origin of some of Anglesey’s Churches goes back to the fifth century, although the existing building at the earliest might date back to the 12th century.

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