The church of St Bleddian is situated in the small village of St Lythans, just north of Wenvoe. The church dates from the late 12th century with a large chapel, the Button chapel. Being added during the 16th century. It is one of the few churches in Glamorgan that was a place of worship long before the Norman conquets of the area. The button chapel was built as as the burial place of members of the Button family who are thought to be buried beneath the flagstones of the chapel although there is nothing to mark the spot.
The Norman Font sits just inside the church to the left. It is barrel shaped and decorated with 6 rows of continuos chevrons.
It’s large size indicates that it was used for the total immersion of an infant during Holy Baptism.