The Llandrindod Sheela Na Gig
The Llandrindod sheela is one of best preserved this is probably due to the fact that it has spent the greater portion of it's life buried face down in the wall of the local parish church. Despite the church being a fairly modern construction its is still known as the Old church and lies almost 1000 ft above sea level. The first mention of the church in documents is in 1291 and it is built on what appears to be a natural mound
The sheela has been moved recently to the Radnorshire Museum on long term loan apparently for security reasons. The address is listed below.
Tel: 01597 824513
This is one of the few sheelas in Wales the only others being in Penmon Anglesey far to the North. The carving is crude but the lines are sharply deliniated. The vulva is deeply incised and ribs can be seen either side of the torso, the freshness of the carving is remarkable.As you can see from the photo above the sheela is kept in a window it is quite large being over two foot high.
church where the sheela was originally kept