The structure of St. Baglan’s Church in North Wales is simple, with plastered stone walls and whitewashed timbers between the slate slabs of its roof and floor.

The 13th-century sanctuary was rebuilt in the 1800s, but the carved doorway lintel dates from the fifth or sixth century. An adjacent field contains the seventh-century well of St. Baglan, and for ages, the faithful sought healing in its waters.

Terry Mattingly leads