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Sir Roger Berkerolles Tomb - St Tathan's Church - St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
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N 51° 24.148 W 003° 24.889
30U E 471145 N 5694663
Quick Description: The Parish church is dedicated to St Tathan. The south transept is the Berkerolles Chapel and houses two fine stone tombs of the 14th century. The Church of Sain Tahan is located in the small village of St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/27/2014 12:21:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMK0Z0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
The parish church is dedicated to St Tathan, a Celtic saint who founded a church here in the 6th century. The Church of Sain Tathan in the Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major, The Church In Wales, Dioceses of Llandaff. The Church In Wales Web Site: (visit link)

"The present church is built to a cruciform plan in the Decorated style of architecture of the 14th century with a central tower containing six bells.The south transept is the Berkerolles Chapel and houses two fine tombs-chests of the 14th century. They represent the two penultimate generations of the Berkerolles family of East Orchard, St Athan - Sir William (died 1327) and Sir Roger (died 1351) together with their wives. The shields surrounding the monuments were recoloured in 1932 by Major and Mrs Ridley of West Hoathley, Sussex, who claimed descent from the Berkerolles family through the Stradlings of St Donats.On the outside south wall of the nave, near the porch is a memorial in Welsh to John Williams (1728-1806), the famous hymn writer." Text Source: (visit link)


"The burial registers date from 1663, baptisms from 1679, and marriages from 1683 and St Tathan Church is a Grade 1 listed building." (visit link)

A full description of this church can be found in the book 'Medieval Churches of the Vale of Glamorgan' by Geoffrey Orrin, published by D. Brown.


Approximate Age of Artefact: 1327 AD.

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1351 AD

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