Ysbyty Ifan

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Exterior photograph of Ysbyty Ifan church

St. John the Baptist

Sant Ioan Fedyddiwr

Ordnance Survey Reference:

SH 843489


Grade II

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The ancient parish of Yspyty Ifan comprises the township of Tir Eidda (in Caernarfonshire); Tir Ifan, Trebrys and Prys Ucha (in Denbighshire); and Gwernihowell (in Merionethshire) which was transferred from the parish of Corwen (in Merionethshire) during the late nineteenth century.

There has been a church on the same site since the 12th Century, when a hospice was established by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. The church was partly rebuilt in 1790/1791. It was taken down in 1858, and the present church was opened in 1861.

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For family history information about the church and parish, visit the GENUKI Ysbyty Ifan page.