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The feature below was first shown on my website on 22 February 2003

John Ball

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Llanfynydd and the Mystery of Nant Gwilw

Page 1: Llanfynydd Village       Page 3: Discovering Nant Gwilw       Page 4: Inside Nant Gwilw

Page 5: Gwilw Brook       Updates: Latest findings


Llanfynydd Parish Church

Salter (1994) states that most of the features of the church are 16th century although the walls of the nave and chancel are 13th century. Evidence of a major fire was found during the restoration of 1861.

[Source: The Old Parish Churches of South-West Wales by Mike Salter, published in 1994 by Folly Publications of Malvern, Worcestershire; ISBN 1-871731-19-4]

Noticeboard

Above: To provide a photographic record, I had to rescue this rather dilapidated noticeboard, which indicates that Llanfynydd parish church is 800 years old and is dedicated to St Egwad. The board was lying on the floor, its supporting timbers probably a victim of winter storms.


Church and lychgate
Above: The Lychgate entrance in the south wall of the churchyard.

St Egwad's Church
Above: St Egwad's and its embattled west tower, viewed from the southwest corner of the churchyard.

Lychgate Doorway
Above: Two interesting doorways.

Winter sunshine passing through the ornate ironwork in the lychgate (left) casts stark shadows on the floor, while there is evidence in the stonework of the west tower (right) that the present door has replaced what may once have been a taller entrance.



St Egwad's Church
Above: Unusual 'dormer' windows in the south wall of the church.

St Egwad's Church
Above: The north-eastern aspect of the church and churchyard.

Page 1: Llanfynydd Village       Page 3: Discovering Nant Gwilw       Page 4: Inside Nant Gwilw       Page 5: Gwilw Brook

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