ST BAGLAN'S CHURCH, BAGLAN

Site Details



NPRN
174
Map Reference
SS79SE
Grid Reference
SS7535892286
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Baglan
Type of Site
CHURCH
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description

St Baglan's Church is a single-cell church, now a roofless ruin, probably dating from the late-medieval period. It was replaced by St Catharine's Church which lies to the south.
RCAHMW 2007

The following information was submitted by David Jones, via People's Collection Wales:

There was disastrous fire in 1954 which gutted the building. The fire was the unfortunate result of work to clear vegetation and scrub from around the building. This vegetation etc was then burnt in a bonfire, a spark from which started the fire. An amusing event was when my father, the vicar at the time, called to the firemen to "bring out the bier" which was kept inside. The firemen thought he was referring to "beer" and were very disappointed to discover a funeral bier! David Jones (2011).

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