History

St. Michael’s is situated at the foot of the Cader Idris near the river Dysynni and just east of the ruins of Castell-y-Bere. In the 13th century there must have been a church on this site, and was perhaps built at the same time as the Castell-y-Bere. 

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The font in the church is interesting, for it is a scalloped bowl  on top a cylindrical column and is thought to be 12th century. It is possible that once it stood in the chapel that was part of the complex of the Castell-y-Bere.



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St. Michael’s church is one of the few churches, where you still will find a Leper's Window. This allowed those who suffered from leprosy to view the services in the church, while not allowing them into the church.


© Richard Vroom 2013