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CAPEL Y BRITHDIR
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 02420m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : New Tredegar Unitary authority : Caerphilly NGR : SO1386702535 Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Church Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Until its demolition in 1960, the medieval chapel of Capel-y-Brithdir stood alongside the ridgeway route along Cefn-y-Brithdir, 150m SW of the C7th memorial stone of Tegernacus (PRN 00646m), now in the NMW.
Description : Until its demolition in 1960, the medieval chapel of Capel-y-Brithdir stood alongside the ridgeway route along Cefn-y-Brithdir, 150m SW of the C7th memorial stone of Tegernacus (PRN 00646m), now in the NMW. During the demolition, a cross incised slab of probable C10th or C11th (PRN 00647m) date was found built into its walling. The slab is now in St Gwladys's Church, Bargoed. The demolished remains of the church were heaped within the lower part of its walls to form a platform-like monument. The scheduled area comprises the rectangular platform, but not the surrounding churchyard, which contains recent graves. The site is of national importance in view of its proximity to the C7th memorial stone, which was presumably the predecessor of the first church here.
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Events : E001386 : Early medieval ecclesiastical sites in Southeast Wales desk based assessment (year : 2004)