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Holy Cross Church, Mwnt, Cardiganshire

Holy Cross Church, Mwnt Denomination: Anglican

Dedication: Holy Cross

Built: 13th or 14th century

1. A scalloped Norman font lies in the 13th or 14th century single chamber delightfully situated on the neck of a coastal headland. A projection in the north wall contains a stair to the former rood loft. The doorways are the only ancient openings, although the wooden framed north windows are pre-Victorian.
[Extracted from The Old Parish Churches of South-West Wales, by Mike Salter, Folly Publications, Malvern, 1994, ISBN 1-871731-19-4]
2. The Church of the Holy Cross (Welsh: Eglwys y Grog) is an example of a medieval sailor's chapel of ease. The site is said to have been used since the Age of the Saints, but the present building is probably 14th century. It has an example of a 12th or 13th century font made of Preseli stone. Mwnt was a civil parish in its own right for several centuries, but before the 17th century it was a detached chapelry of the parish of Llangoedmor. Since 1934, it has been part of the parish of Y Ferwig. Both the church and the beach are owned by the National Trust who exercise a conservation remit over both.
[Extracted from website]
3. More images (including aerial photographs), maps, and information on the Coflein website.

Photography: Gerwyn Williams
Date: 2003
Camera: Digital camcorder
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