Papers relating to St. Beuno's Church, Clynnog

Scope and Content


  • A series of drawings and sketches in ink and water colour of various parts of the church, both internal and external, made by Charles Lynam in 1895 (1 bundle)
  • Notes of a paper read by Charles Lynam in Clynnog Church, 21 August 1897
  • Notes by Charles Lynam of a paper on Clynnog Church read by the Rev. H.J. Longueville Jones to a meeting of the Cambrian Archaeological Association at Aberystwyth in 1849
  • File of correspondence, 1898-1940. The correspondents are Charles Lynam, Edward H. Owen, Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians, Ty Coch, Caernarfon; H.D. Astley, Swaffam, Norfolk; Edward W. Badger, A. Hilton John, Stoke-on-Trent; and the Rev. John Davies, vicar of Clynnog.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clynnog is a large parish to the west of Caernarfonshire, north Wales. The parish church and neighbouring chapel of St. Beuno are located in the village of Clynnog-fawr, a quarter mile from the coast in the south west of the parish. The church mostly dates from the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The west tower and detached chapel of St Beuno are probably early 16th century. Foundations of earlier buildings, including the original chapel of St Beuno, have been discovered beneath and near the present chapel. It is likely that it is the site of the 7th century monastery of St Beuno.

Charles Lynam was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 18617-18620

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Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Rowland John Hughes Plans . A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .

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