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MWNT, SITE OF FLEMISH INVASION

Site Details



NPRN 404332

Map Reference SN15SE

Grid Reference SN194519

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Y Ferwig

Type of Site INVASION SITE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description The Flemings, from Flanders, landed at Mwnt in 1155. Their defeat by the Welsh was commemorated at least in the eighteenth century by a games meeting held on the first Sunday in January, 'Sul Coch y Mwnt' - Bloody Sunday. Within living memory many human skeletons and bones have been exposed from the farmlands of Ffynnon Grog to the fringes of the shore. A nearby stream still bears the name of Nant y Fflymon - the Flemings' Brook.
(Source: information provided in Mwnt Church, via A.P.Wakelin, RCAHMW)
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 10 May 2006.