St Cadwaladr’s Church, Bishton

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The village church at Bishton is named for Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon, King of Gwynedd from 655-682 AD. Cadwaladr was a supporter of the early Christian Church and Bishton is one of three churches in Wales to bear his name. The original wooden church was rebuilt in stone after the Norman Conquest, although the church today largely dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.[1]

‘Bishton’ is a corruption of ‘Bishopstown’ and this was the location of one of the residences of the Bishops of Llandaff for many centuries. Bishop John Pascall died here of the plague in 1361. Cadwaladr was the last Welsh ruler to call himself ‘King of Britain’ and he earned the title ‘blessed’ for his peaceful disposition. Bishton church is the only church is the country dedicated to Cadwaladr, although there is a suggestion that Magor church also was originally dedicated to him. He died of the plague in 664AD.[2]

Listed grade II for the special interest of the surviving medieval fabric.[3]

[Website for Bishton Community Council]


Davies, Elizabeth 1828 - 1861
Davies, James 1822 - 1902
Davies, William Everard 1873 - 1883
George, Abigail 1809 - 1831
George, Ann 1809 - 1835
George, Dinah 1762 - 1864
George, James 1760 - 1817
George, Moses 1794 - 1821
Lewis, Amelia 1840 - 1866
Lewis, Edward Edwin 1837 - 1873
Lewis, Elizabeth 1804 - 1848
Lewis, Elizabeth Mary 1869 - 1869
Lewis, Grace Frances 1844 - 1871
Lewis, Lydia 1861 - 1862
Price, Matilda 1844 - 1917
Price, Nathaniel 1844 - 1895
Rodway, Elizabeth 1812 - 1837
Rodway, Joseph 1801 - 1880
Rogers, Emile 1853 - 1854
Rogers, John 1806 - 1873
Rogers, John 1844 - 1845
Rogers, Maria 1815 - 1887
Rogers, William 1839 - 1871



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Please add the Churchyard Category to all the individuals. Just copy and paste. Please.
posted by Steve Bartlett
That should be done now. Thanks for letting me know. Don't know why I hadn't added it to all the profiles !


posted by Joann Hanmer