Community Cwm Yr Eglwys Pembrokeshire Wales Uk 10 01 18 W001 67

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Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK 10.01.18 (W001 67)

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posted by alias Welsh photographs on Saturday 13th of January 2018 09:20:34 AM

www.flickr.com/photos/welshphotographs/ Cwm-yr-Eglwys (Valley of the church) is a hamlet located at a picturesque cove on the south-eastern side of the Dinas Island peninsula in the community of Dinas Cross between Fishguard and Newport, Pembrokeshire, in southwest Wales. The hamlet takes its name from the ruined church by the beach. Church of St. Brynach the Abbot The church of St. Brynach is on the site of an ancient llan, and the dedication is pre-Norman. The building suffered storm damage in 1850 and 1851 when the chancel was destroyed by the sea, the church footings left hanging over an abyss. The graveyard was severely damaged, the level being reduced by at least three feet, exposing human remains in large quantity. The great storm of October 1859 (the Royal Charter Storm) removed the church roof and damaged the walls, the building was abandoned immediately. The ruins stood until 1880 when they were demolished to the present west end only and a new sea wall built to protect what was left of the graveyard. Another storm in 1979 caused damage to the sea wall; repairs by Preseli District Council and rearrangement of the gravestones converted it into a most pleasant public space. The ruins of the church are now a popular tourist attraction.[6] By the gate is a scale model of a Cwm Trader - the type of coastal trading vessel that would have plied these waters at the time of the storm. Text source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cwm-yr-Eglwys

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