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St Patrick's Chapel

A Scheduled Monument in St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.8974 / 51°53'50"N

Longitude: -5.2955 / 5°17'43"W

OS Eastings: 173363

OS Northings: 227229

OS Grid: SM733272

Mapcode National: GBR C4.QP4Q

Mapcode Global: VH0TD.5KBT

Entry Name: St Patrick's Chapel

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3706

Cadw Legacy ID: PE012

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small medieval chapel, situated in a field known as Parc y Capel on the shores of Whitesand Bay. The remains are covered by a small mound of blown sand but have been previously excavated, revealing a small rectangular building measuring internally 29’ 8 by 10’6/10’10. The walls which averaged 2’ 7 in thickness were built of rough untrimmed boulders without mortar and srood to a height of between 2’ 11 x 3’ 10. A door 2’ 6 wide was found in the south wall. At the east end was an asymmetrically placed altar of rough masonry 3’ square. Various burials including one in front of the altar and two partly under the walls were found. The walls were not covered in after the excavations.

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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