Rhys Prichard
(1579-1644) u

poet and vicar

Died aged c. 65

Rhys Prichard (1579–1644) was a Welsh clergyman and poet. He was vicar of Llandovery in the west of Wales and held various posts at St David's Cathedral. He was known as "Yr Hen Ficer" ("the Old Vicar") Prichard, who was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, composed many poems on religious themes. His greatest fame lies with his influential poem Cannwyll y Cymry (usually translated as The Welshman's Candle), a collection of poetical teachings and moral guidance. Rhys Prichard was believed to have been born in the house at 33 High Street Llandovery, which was owned by his parents at the time. Later in his life he built a larger house on the same plot of land, and this house was demolished in the mid-20th century.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Yma roedd cartref Rhys Prichard 'Yr Hen Ficer' (1579-1644) Awdur canwyll y cymry. Here lived Rhys Prichard 'The Old Vicar' (1579-1644) Clergyman and poet

33 High Street, Llandovery, United Kingdom where they lived