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
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