ISBN: 9781845242176 Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 04 Mawrth 2015 Cyhoeddwr: Llygad Gwalch Cyf, Llanrwst Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 182x124 mm, 228 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg
Cyflwyniad i hynodion mynwentydd gwledig Cymru, sy'n profi nad casgliad o gerrig beddau yw mynwentydd, ond mannau cysegredig sy'n darparu tystiolaeth am ddigwyddiadau cymdeithasol a thraddodiadau lleol y canolfannau cymunedol hyn. 80 llun lliw ac 14 map. Argraffiad newydd (ISBN yr argraffiad blaenorol: 9780863817663).
Which church is dedicated to seven sons born to a Pembrokeshire woman on the same day? Why are there huge churches in tiny hamlets? Where in Wales is a 9-acre village churchyard? Where are the steps in a churchyard wall to provide an easy route from the church to the tavern? These are a few of the strange questions answered in this book.
Cock-fighting and Celtic crosses; dancing and sun-dials; prehistoric sites and the burial grounds of Welsh princes; games and lych gates; potent drinks and strange epitaphs – these are a few of the interesting things drawn to our attention.
It also includes a personal choice of 130 churchyards described in detail with full directions on how to reach them. Enough to give you a taste of the different regions of Wales and hook your attention on these special places which are so valuable to anyone who has a sense of heritage and who can hear their tranquillity above the sounds of our modern world.