LLANDDERFEL CHAPEL

Site Details



NPRN
307835
Map Reference
ST29NE
Grid Reference
ST26399528
Unitary (Local) Authority
Torfaen
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Fairwater (Torfaen)
Type of Site
BUILDING, CHAPEL
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Located on the south-east slopes of Mynydd Maen are the footings of an "L"-shaped building. It has a sub-divided north-south range, c.17.3m by 7.75m, with a c.14m (east-west) by 7.6m chamber on the north of the east side.
The site associated with a medieval chapel, and now scheduled as such. It was once a very important stopping point on the Pilgrims’ route to Penrhys. The chapel was dedicated to St Derfel, one of only two in Wales – the other being in Merionydd.

D.Leighton & T. Driver, RCAHMW, 5 October 2015

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