Penmon, Anglesey

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A vrey appropriate settlement Nov 28, 2010
What makes a settlement appropriate? On the Isand of Anglesey the Druids, forced ever backward by the Romans were finally defeated. memories, however, tend to be long in these parts and Anglesey has retained an air of ancient religion and mystery. That makes it seem apprpriate that at a major point in its geography tere should be some sort of ancient religious significance, albeit not Druid.

from Beaumaris (review) an unclassified road leads roughly ENE until, for the very last part it becomes a toll road. Immediately before this is Penmon. We were a bit strapped for time and missed the most ancient relic, St Seiriol's Well that may date back as far as the 6th century.

Although St Seiriol's first Priory probably dated back to the same period, the present building is 12th century. Inside are two crosses that are certainly older than this. The one shown in one of my photos with one arm removed was apparently used once as a window lintel, when the extra arm was superfluous.

There is also a fine 17th century dovecot(e).
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