St Gallgo's Church, Llanallgo (; Welsh: [ɬanˈaɬgɔ]) is a small church near the village of Llanallgo, on the east coast of Anglesey, north Wales. The chancel and transepts, which are the oldest features of the present building, date from the late 15th century, but there has been a church on the site since the 6th or early 7th century, making it one of the oldest Christian sites in Anglesey. Some restoration and enlargement took place during the 19th century.
The church is associated with the 1859 wreck of the Royal Charter off Anglesey; it was used as a temporary mortuary, and 140 of the victims are buried in the churchyard. Charles Dickens, who wrote about the loss of the ship, noted the care taken by the rector, Stephen Roose Hughes, for the victims and their families. Hughes died a few years later following the strain of the events and is also buried in the churchyard.
Simon Joyce | Feb 9, 2018
A small church dating from 15th Century on the site where there was previously a church from about the 6th century. In 1859 a shipwreck, the Royal Charter sank near Moelfre, 400 people lost their lives and only 39 were saved with help of local villagers. The church was used as a mortuary and 140 were buried in this cemetery where there is a obelisk memorial. A lovely little church in need of some tlc. A very small car park.
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