Eglywsfach – Eglwys Sant Mihangel/St. Michael’s Church

About this churchyard

Over the past 8 years the churchyard has been transformed with careful management to be a haven of wildflowers in the spring using careful cutting techniques to encourage diversity.

There are also ancient yews forming a splendid archway along the entrance path and a huge elm tree behind the Church which again with careful pruning is thriving.

The churchyard features St Non’s Well, one of many in Wales. Non is the mother of St David, patron saint of Wales. The well is said to possess healing properties.

There is an extensive survey of the gravestones in the churchyard including individual photographs and inscriptions featured on the church website There is also an interesting Pirates grave  and others dating back to 1499 .

Key Features
  • Wildflower Area
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Lichen haven
  • Good accessibility



Eglwys Sant Mihangel
Furnace, Machynlleth
SY20 8SZ
Visitor Information
Opening Times

The churchyard is always open and the church will be open daily from March (2022)

Contact details

Church Website


The churchyard is mostly level with a surfaced path from the lychgate to the church door.


There are public toilets in the main car park in Machynlleth.

Parking & Transport

There is roadside parking in a layby opposite the church.

X28 Machynlleth to Aberyswyth service stops a 3 min walk from the church at London House. As does the T2 Trawscymru service


There are a number of places to eat in Machynlleth 10 mins drive.

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