St John’s Ysbyty Ifan

Ysbyty Ifan is a small but historic village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. Nearly all the population speak Welsh.

Ysbyty Ifan, until 1189, was known as Dôl Gynwal. Then, it came to the attention of the Knights of St John, who set up a hospice.

The church marks the spot where the old hospice stood, and it contains many remnants that tell of the area’s rich history. Abraham Lincoln’s great, great-grandfather lived in Bryngwyn, a farm in Ysbyty Ifan.

The parish church contains memorial slabs to Rhys Fawr ap Maredudd (fl. 1485-1510), a local nobleman who served Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth Field, and his wife Lowri.



8 thoughts on “St John’s Ysbyty Ifan

  1. Andrew May 21, 2013 / 05:20

    Beautifully presented Mike and a nice piece of history.


    • Mike Hardisty May 21, 2013 / 08:41

      Thanks Andrew, it’s a nice little church and we were able to switch on the lights, helping to accentuate certain important areas


  2. sandersonp May 21, 2013 / 11:58

    Nice image and I always like it when the story behind the image is presented. Looks like a great subtle use of HDR. Nicely done.


    • Mike Hardisty May 21, 2013 / 18:43

      Thank you for your comment. The HDR software I used for this is called sns-HDR. It gives a very natural look to HDR images.


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