Capel Mair / Hen Eglwys - Margam - Wales. Great Britain.
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N 51° 33.889 W 003° 43.860
30U E 449331 N 5712890
Quick Description: Capel Mair - Hen Eglwys (Cryke Chapel) a medieval church established in c1470 to serve the needs of local peasants/yeoman who didn't have right to worship in the Abbey itself. Located at Margam, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/4/2013 2:46:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6XP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The Medieval Capel Mair - Hen Eglwys (Old Church) is located in a prominent position on Graig Fawr hillside, North of Margam Abbey.

Accessed by a steep heavily wooded footpath through Cwn Bach forest.

The medieval church is overlooking Swansea Bay and the Towns of Baglan and Port Talbot.

There are several trails in the area and this trail is the Monastic Trail.
"Purple waymark 2.5 miles Some steep sections.
This trail takes you around the back of the iron age hillfort and then up to the remains of the medieval church Hen Eglwys You pass Fish Pond on this walk so remember some bread to feed the ducks!" text source: (visit link)


The Church is a British Listed building.
Description: Hen Eglwys
Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 December 1952
Cadw Building ID: 14155
OS Grid Coordinates: 280124, 186518
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5643, -3.7297

Location: Margam, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot SA13 2TA
Locality: Margam
County: Neath Port Talbot
Country: Wales
Postcode: SA13 2TA
Text Source:


Margam Estate Web Site: (visit link)
Building Materials: Stone

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