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Church of St Mary & All Saints, Conwy: 8 reviews and 28 photos
The Church of St Marys & All Saints is situated in the heart of the walled town of Conwy.
Conwy Parish church was Founded in the Honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints and was originally the Cistercian Abbey of Aberconwy with building starting in 1172 AD being completed in 1186, The welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great granted the Abbey a charter in 1198.
The abbey was a depository for welsh records and a mausoleum for native welsh princes (which were since removed).
in 1245 an English army under King Henry III ransacked the Abbey stealing books and chalices and burning the buildings.
It was in 1283 that king Edward I moved the Abbey to Maenan rebuilding the church (many parts of the old one remain such as The east and west buttresses and parts of the walls (mostly on the north side). The lower stages of the tower and the porches were built in the 14th C with the Tower being completed in the 15th C and the Rood screen errected and the font was installed. During the 16th C the aisle roofs were raised and then the nave roof in 1872.
the Clock in the tower was a gift from Lord Penrhyn in the 19th C.
Address: Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8LD
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