SR9692 : View from St Govan's Chapel, Pembrokeshire

taken 46 years ago, near to Buckspool, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

View from St Govan's Chapel, Pembrokeshire
View from St Govan's Chapel, Pembrokeshire
St Govan's Chapel is a tiny cell measuring 18 by 12 feet.
A flight of worn stone steps leads up to the tiny chapel where St Govan (or Gawain) had his cell.
Most of it dates from the thirteenth century, but parts of it - the altar and a seat cut in the rock - may be much earlier, possibly even as early as the sixth century, when the saint reputedly established a hermitage here after miraculously escaping pursuit by pirates. The rock itself, so the story goes, opened and closed around him, keeping him hidden until his pursuers had gone.

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Date Taken
July 1971   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 March, 2008
Category
Rock outcrops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SR 967 928 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.8634N 4:56.1698W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SR 967 928
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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