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St Cynog’s Church, North Powys

St Cynog’s Church, North Powys
This is a beautiful and ancient site, by tradition the burial-place of St Cynog, son of Brychan, who established a settlement here before 500 A.D. The first record of a church dates back to 1254, after which records are scarce. We know it was reconstructed in a Georgian style in 1791, and restored in 1894.

Due to the harsh weather rattling down the Llangynog Valley from the north, by 2010 it was in need of re-roofing. Following a run of mild winters we naively started work in November but within two weeks the elements reverted to type and we were blasted by icy winds and driving snow. Our roofers gritted their teeth, however, and managed to repair the timber and get the roof felted and battened to protect the building's fabric by Christmas. Then we covered the front southern slope of the nave in the local reclaimed Llangynog slate we'd stripped, and on the northern slopes we used new, grey, heavy Ffestiniog slates sourced from Greeve's quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

New gutters and downpipes were installed and some much-needed repairs to the drains combined to ensure that this fine church will last another hundred years.
  • Roofing
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Structural Repairs
  • Plastering
  • Lead Work
  • Masonry
  • Decorating


Phillips & Curry Ltd have a wealth of experience in all aspects of masonry. We have a team that is dedicated to producing high quality work which complements our other skilled trades.


A natural, renewable resource with a vast array of applications in structures old and new, timber remains the queen of heritage building materials. We believe in using quality, locally-sourced timber which, in the hands of experienced craftspeople, ensures beauty, functionality and durability.


Roofing has always been the mainstay of our business. Mike Curry has over 30 years experience in the trade and is recognised as a leading authority on stone roofing.

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