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Thursday, 13th July an EVENING VISIT to Hen Gwrt and Llantilio Crossenny Church:

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July 13, 2017
February 17, 2018

Meet at the The Church of St Teilo at Llantillio Crossenny at 7pm

Hen Gwrt moated site is defined by a rectangular platform, 39m by 45m, set within a moat, 72.5m by 76m overall. Excavation in 1957 demonstrated a sequence of occupation starting in the thirteenth century, the moat being the work of the fourteenth century. After a hiatus in occupation during the fifteenth century substantial buildings were constructed/adapted in the sixteenth century when the site was used as a park lodge, occupation ceasing in the seventeenth century.  The Church of St Teilo is an unusually grand cruciform church, with an early English 13th century tower crossed by a decorated 14th century chancel. The nave is late 14th century. St Teilo was bishop of Llandaff and died in 580 A.D. and is buried there. The earliest relic is the 12th century Norman font.

DIRECTIONS: Llantilio Crossenny is situated between Abergavenny and Monmouth. From Abergavenny, take the B4223 from Abergavenny towards Monmouth. Llantilio Crossenny is about 5 miles from Abergavenny. Meet at the church at 7pm.

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