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Latitude: 51.5731 / 51°34'23"N
Longitude: -4.1207 / 4°7'14"W
OS Eastings: 253134
OS Northings: 188160
OS Grid: SS531881
Mapcode National: GBR GV.0M6F
Mapcode Global: VH4KD.JQFD
Entry Name: Penmaen Burrows Church
Scheduled Date: 14 December 1964
Source ID: 3752
Cadw Legacy ID: GM130
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a church probably dating to the medieval period. The church, on Penmaen Burrows, was probably besanded before AD 1320. It was excavated in 1861 by Moggridge and Eaton, revealing a stone altar, a well-preserved piscina and four graves set in the floor. Over the solid stone altar had been a single-light window, while in the north wall of the chancel, near the east end, was a similar window. Finds included fragments of early painted glass, a stone muller and flat grinding stone with red pigment, and early English jug and a 12th or 13th century thurible.
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 scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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