"St Gwendoline's Church" Talgarth Things to Do Tip by Myfanwe

Talgarth Things to Do: 4 reviews and 13 photos

  St Gwendoline's Church
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  • St Gwendoline's Church - Talgarth
      St Gwendoline's Church
    by Myfanwe
  • St Gwendoline's Church - Talgarth
      St Gwendoline's Church
    by Myfanwe
  • St Gwendoline's Church - Talgarth
      St Gwendoline's Church
    by Myfanwe
  • St Gwendoline's Church - Talgarth
      St Gwendoline's Church
    by Myfanwe
 

Talgarth Church is named after Princess Gwendoline who was the 11th daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog, King of Brycheiniog (Breconshire) in 500 AD. Gwendoline is supposedly buried in the Churchyard which is thought to be the site of a Celtic Monastery of that period. The earliest remains of the Church is an internal wall section which has been dated as being from the 13th Century. The Church has been re-built and renovated several times over the centuries and the present Church is the result of extensive rebuilding in 1873. The Tower is a 15th C construction and now houses six bells which were cast in 1724. The vestry at the back of the church was used as the National School in the 1850's. An archaeological assessment of the Church graveyard revealed part of a paved trackway and the postholes of three 11th C timber houses as well as some 12th C pottery.

Directions: Take the road to up the hill to the right of the Town hall. You will see the Church on your left after a five minute walk.

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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