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Capel Bettws

A Scheduled Monument in Trelech (Tre-lech), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9251 / 51°55'30"N

Longitude: -4.5044 / 4°30'15"W

OS Eastings: 227891

OS Northings: 228143

OS Grid: SN278281

Mapcode National: GBR D6.NTLQ

Mapcode Global: VH2NJ.WW22

Entry Name: Capel Bettws

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2779

Cadw Legacy ID: CM125

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Trelech (Tre-lech)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a small medieval chapel which stands inside a rectangular churchyard. The chancel arch and many of the walls stand to full height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, building techniques and functional detail.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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