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LLANVAES, a parish, in the union of Bangor and Beaumaris, hundred of Tyndaethwy, county of Anglesey, North Wales, 1 mile (N. N. E.) from Beaumaris. It is situated on the shore of the Menai strait, and is supposed to have derived its name, signifying "the church of the field," from a memorable battle said to have taken place in this vicinity, early in the ninth century, between Egbert, King of the West Saxons, who had effected a landing in Anglesey, near the site of the present town of Beaumaris, and a body of Welsh forces. The church, dedicated to St. Catherine, is an ancient and spacious structure, in the early style of English architecture, with a lofty square embattled tower, surmounted with pinnacles, which was built in 1811.[1]

LLANFAES, a parish in the hundred of Tyndaethwy, and borough of Beaumaris, county Anglesey, 1 mile N. of Beaumaris, its post town, and 5 miles S.W. of Bangor, is situated on the coast of Beaumaris Bay. For more information see Llanfaes, Angelsey at Genuki.org.uk


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1846). Adapted. Date accessed: 21 Aug 2014.


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