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Historic buildings get 300,000 boost
The Priory House in Penmon
The grant will help repair the walls and windows of Priory House
Three religious buildings on Anglesey are to benefit from grants totalling 300,000 to 11 historic sites around Wales.

The grants announced by Welsh Culture Minister Alun Pugh range from 1,500 to 60,000.

They include St Seiriol Church, Penmon, the centrepiece of a 12th Century monastic estate near a holy well, cell and monastic remains at Ynys Seiriol, with 20,570.

The Priory House, one of the buildings set around the cloister court of the priory church at St Seiriol's, receives 21,600.

The medieval St Cwyfan's Church, Aberffraw, benefits from a 16,500 to undertake repairs to its roof, walls and windows.

Buildings to benefit
Groeswen Chapel, Caerphilly - 40,000
St Thomas' Church, Rhyl - 47,000
Brecon Cathedral - 79,500
Pontypool Museum - 34,250
The Priory House, Penmon, Anglesey - 21,600
Soar Methodist Church, Talsarnau, Gwynedd - 1,500
The Old Alehouse, The Three Horseshoes, Cenarth - 2,750
St David's Church, LLanddewi Rhydderch, Monmouthshire - 11,000
St Cwyfan's Church, Aberffraw, Anglesey - 16,500
St Michael's Church, Cwmafon, Neath - 20,000
St Seiriol's Church, Penmon, Anglesey - 20,570

Mr Pugh said: "Some of these buildings, such as the buildings at St Seiriol... have a fascinating history.

"But each of the buildings play an important role in their local communities.

"As well as helping to improve the local surroundings, some of these buildings have also played a part in regenerating the local economy.

"These grants will help to safeguard these buildings for people to enjoy now and in the future."

The projects were assessed by Cadw, the assembly's historic environment agency, and awards were made on the recommendation of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales.

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