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St Govan's Chapel and Well

A Scheduled Monument in Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5987 / 51°35'55"N

Longitude: -4.9367 / 4°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 196707

OS Northings: 192954

OS Grid: SR967929

Mapcode National: GBR G8.K1T5

Mapcode Global: VH1SL.D20T

Entry Name: St Govan's Chapel and Well

Scheduled Date: 2 July 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3071

Cadw Legacy ID: PE321

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a small medieval chapel, built on a ledge in a fissure of the cliff.

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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