Images of Wales
Friday, 31 July 1998
See also: Where's that?? - locate St Dogmael's on a map of Wales.
St Dogmael's (Llandudoch)
Photography by John Ball - 24 July 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
The village of St Dogmael's, which faces across the river Teifi to Cardiganshire, grew up around an abbey, established there by the Welsh in the 7th century AD. The village has a small fishing industry based on salmon and sea trout. St Dogmael's marks the starting point of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which follows the 168 miles of coastline to the county border with Carmarthenshire at Amroth.
Above: St Dogmael's, viewed from the road to Cardigan.
Above: The ruins of St Dogmael's Abbey (left) alongside the parish church (right).
Above: Some of the abbey ruins. The abbey was sacked by the Vikings and rebuilt
by the Normans in the 12th century. It fell into disrepair in Tudor times.
Above: Part of the abbey ruins, with the parish church just visible on the left of the picture.
Below: A very similar scene depicted in an early 19th century engraving by J. C. Varrall
from an original drawing by Henri Gastineau.
Above: St Dogmael's village, viewed from the churchyard.
Above: One of the narrow lanes in the village.
Above: Y Melin (the mill). This is the entrance to an old water-powered flour mill,
where stone-ground flour and delicious wholemeal bread can be purchased.
Left: The waterwheel at the back of Y Melin.