SM8731 : Mathry Church, southern aspect

taken 11 years ago, near to Mathry, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Mathry Church, southern aspect
Mathry Church, southern aspect
The name Mathry derives from the Holy Martyrs to whom the church is dedicated, said to be Seven Saints: septuplets born to a local woman whose husband, horrified at the prospect of supporting them, tried to drown them. They were saved by St Teilo and thereafter a fish appeared for each of them for sustenance every day, thus they were known as Dyfrwyr/Watermen. They came to live at Mathry and in 1720 their stone coffins were said to be still visible in the churchyard - which, being circular, suggests that the church occupies a pre-Christian site. Viewed here from across the green it is central to the village with houses ranged around all sides.
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SM8731, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 January, 2007
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 8794 3199 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.7528N 5:5.2160W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 8794 3194
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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