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Postcode: SA3 1HU
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This 12th century church is on the site of a 6th century llan, or
churchyard, which retains the original circular footprint. The floor
was raised and the interior subjected to careful Victorian
remodelling. In the south wall are the remains of a medieval
doorway to the cloisters of the adjoining monastery/priory, and in
the rear of the chancel arch is evidence of a rood-stair.
There is a knight’s effigy said to be of the de la Mere family, known
as ‘the Dolly Mare’. On the chancel arch has been placed a 9th
century grave-slab with intricate knotwork carvings, believed to
have marked the grave of St Cenydd who founded the llan, and the
associated cell on nearby Burry Holms.
The 20th century lych gate, font lid, frontals chest and other
items of church furniture have interesting carvings by local
craftsman William Melling. In the graveyard are buried celebrated
Gower folksinger Phil Tanner, and Battle of Britain hero Wing
Cdr Tony Eyre.
Open daily throughout the year.