Llandygai Church Photographs

Scope and Content

Comprises six photographs taken by Douglas Madge in March 1984. There are five photographs of the medieval chapel at Penrhyn, Llandygai, and one of Cochwillan, Llanllechid. One of the chapel photographs, item number: 32694, also features Tomos Roberts, former archivist at the University of Wales, Bangor and Edmond Douglas Pennant of the Penrhyn estate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Douglas Madge was university photographer at the University of Wales, Bangor until ca. 1990.

The medieval chapel at Penrhyn in Llandygai, and Cochwillan in Llanllechid were part of the Penrhyn estate, owned by the Douglas Pennant family, outside Bangor. A house may have stood at Cochwillan in the 13th century but the present building is not earlier than 1450, when it was part of the Gruffydd estate.


Material is arranged according to subject and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 32690-5

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Rowland John Hughes Plans which includes plans and other details relating to the Archbishop's house at Cochwillan. A collection level description is available on the HE Archives Hub .