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St Mary's, Portskewett

By mitchy81  
The parish church of St. Mary is mostly Norman with its massive walls and its chancel arch. It consists of nave and chancel, a tower at the West end, and a large porch on the South side. It is considered to be one of the best examples of early architecture in South Wales.

In the year 1064 Harold, soon afterwards King of England, built what has been described as a castle or hunting lodge in Portskewett near the church. Whatever the building was, it is a point of much interest and it is pleasing to think that both Harold and Edward the confessor, whom some say he entertained there, probably worshiped in the church. The “Castle,” however, did not last long, for it was destroyed in 1569 by Carodoc of Caerleon, a Welsh chieftain. St Mary’s Church Portskewett

Tags: Wales Church Architecture June Phil St marys Mitchell Portskewett

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22 Jun 2011 3:49PM
Wonderful lighting makes this a very beautiful Image.

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viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 4:38PM
Stunning light and excellent composition.

Phil.
24 Jun 2011 8:08PM
Love this Phil, its one the best shots ive seen of St Marys, and the light you have captured is awesome, and its where i was married
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