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Latitude: 51.677 / 51°40'37"N
Longitude: -4.1145 / 4°6'52"W
OS Eastings: 253893
OS Northings: 199699
OS Grid: SS538996
Mapcode National: GBR GT.TGS4
Mapcode Global: VH4K0.M3NR
Entry Name: Capel Dewi, Llwynhendy
Scheduled Date: 19 November 2003
Source ID: 4073
Cadw Legacy ID: CM324
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)
Built-Up Area: Llanelli
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of the medieval Capel Dewi, Llwynhendy, a chapel probably dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century AD. The remains comprise the S-facing wall and the SW corner of the nave. The coursed rubble wall measures about 12m in length, 0.8m in thickness and about 2.6m in height. There has been partial collapse in the centre of the wall, probably indicative of the location of a doorway. Both corners are built of fine dressed quoins.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval ecclesiastical organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail. The surrounding area may be expected to contain further associated archaeological deposits (there are historical references to a graveyard).
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is irregular and measures 15m from ESE to WNW by up to 9m transversely.