The Old Church of St Nidan, Llanidan, is a medieval church in Anglesey,
Wales. The first church on the site was established in the 7th century
by St Nidan, the confessor of the monastery at Penmon, Anglesey; the
oldest parts of the present structure date from the 14th century. In
about 1500 a second nave was added, and an arcade (pictured) was built
between the two naves. Between 1839 and 1843 a new church was built
nearby, partly due to the cost of repairing St Nidan's. A sandstone
chest containing bone fragments (which local tradition holds to be those
of St Nidan) and a 13th-century font were relocated to the new church.
Much of the old church was demolished, leaving part of the western end
and the central arcade. It has been restored and is occasionally open to
the public. The remaining parts of the church are a Grade II* listed
building. In the 12th century, Gerald of Wales said that the church
possessed a curious stone shaped like a thigh that would always return
by the next day no matter how far away it was taken. A Norman earl, he
said, had chained it to a large rock and thrown it into the sea, only
for the stone to return to the church by the following morning.
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