SAINT LLYR'S CHURCH

The church is dedicated to Saint Llyr. It is thought that at one time there was a monastic settlement here.

The medieval church is said to have had an unusually ornate roof, and consisted of a single-cell nave and chancel said to be similar to Llanfihangel Helygen. Faculty documents of circa 1805 suggest a rebuilding at this date, though there is no evidence of such a building.

Williams, in 1818, described the church as "a humble structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, and low tower". At that time the base of the rood screen remained in place, and the belfry was only a partitioned part of the western bay and contained a parish chest hollowed out of a single trunk.

The present church was built by S.W.Williams in 1885-7. Contemporary plans depict a tower over the chancel, but apart from the access staircase this was never built.


              SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS,                 LLANFIHANGEL HELYGEN

This church may be found on the road from Llanyre to Nantmel.

A little church of simple rectangular plan, dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels,  the nave and chancel in one, the west end partitioned off for vestry, with a west belfry.

The interior has retained box pews with the pulpit in centre of north wall, with all pews facing it, so some have back to altar, though latter certainly post-1850. The font predates the current interior.