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Saint Gwynhoedl Ascetic

Reposed 6 century No memorial date known

St Gwynhoedl evangelised in the Lleyn peninsula having his church at Llangwynnadl on the north side where a huge pilgrim church arose. His bell is in the National Museum at Cardiff though a replica remains. He is buried at Llanbedrog, founded by St Pedrog (6C), where there is a tombstone of the saint. But(!) the church at Llangwnnadl also has a grave slab hidden since the 6th century and which was rediscovered in 1940.

The Llanpedrog Tombstone

discovered tomb stone

Pilgrim church

["Saint", "Wales", "Wa0280", "Cent06", "Ascetic", "Grave"]