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Capel Dewi, Llwynhendy

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 4073

Cadw Legacy ID: CM324

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Medieval

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 The surrounding area may be expected to contain further associated archaeological deposits (there are historical references to a graveyard).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.

Source: Cadw

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