Llantrisant, Anglesey


Llantrisant (Welsh pronunciation; Welsh for "Parish of the Three Saints") is a settlement in Anglesey, Wales. It is in the community of Tref Alaw.

Llantrisant
Llantrisant
Location within Anglesey
OS grid referenceSH363835
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHOLYHEAD
Postcode districtLL65
Dialling code01407
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UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
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Anglesey
53.324°N 4.459°W / 53.324; -4.459

Its parish church is dedicated to Saints Afran, Ieuan, and Sanan.[1] The parish's former church is now a protected building. Browne Willis[2] and Sabine Baring-Gould[3] considered "Afran" to be a corruption of Afan, a saint of Ceredigion and Brecknockshire. (The 16th-century Peniarth MS 147 concurs, listing the church as dedicated to "Sannan and Afan and Evan".[3]) St Afan was related to the Cuneddan dynasty of Gwynedd and was claimed as an ancestor by a 10th-century Ieuan martyred by Viking raiders.[2]

References


  1. Church in Wales. "Ss Afran, Ieuan and Sanan (New Ch), Llantrisant". 2014.
  2. Baring-Gould, Sabine (1907). The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and such Irish Saints as have Dedications in Britain. London: Charles J. Clark, for the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. pp. 114–115.
  3. Baring-Gould, Vol. I, p. 116.