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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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