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Church Micro 2989....Llantwit Major

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Hidden : 09/12/2012
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You are looking for a magnetic nano. Area can be very busy on Sunday mornings and Saturdays for weddings. Located along a fairly quiet lane but watch for cars if you have children. Parking is best at the nearby Town Hall car park.

St Illtud's Church is a medieval church in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. It is one of the oldest and best-known parish churches in Wales.

Before the church was built, Cor Tewdws, a monastery and divinity school, were on the site. Saint David, Saint Samson, Saint Paul Aurelian, Saint Gildas, Saint Tudwal, Saint Baglan and King Maelgwn Gwynedd are said to have studied at the divinity school. It has often been called "the oldest university in the world". Cor Tewdws was destroyed in AD 446 and re-founded in AD 508 by St Illtud as a centre of learning. Illtud was one of the Welsh saints who travelled by the western seaways, keeping the Gospel alive after the retreat of the Romans. The school which he founded at Llantwit Major has been identified as the oldest centre of learning in Britain. From here, its priests set up churches in his name all through South Wales and Brittany.The ruins of the school are in the garden on the north side of the churchyard.
The churchyard contains three ancient relics, a pillar and two inscribed stones; one dates from Saint Samson's time.

Renewing Britain’s Earliest Centre of Learning

The Galilee Chapel Project

After 400 years of ruin, the restored Galilee Chapel has finally opened.

At the western end of St Illtud’s Church stands the Galilee Chapel. Originally a two-storey building, built in the 13th century, it became a roofless ruin after years of neglect. Over the last two years, the Galilee Chapel Project has successfully raised funds to reconstruct the Chapel and bring it back into use as a visitor’s centre for exploring the origins of Celtic Christianity. At the heart of the project is the provision for an appropriate exhibition space for one of the most important collections of Celtic Christian stones in the UK.
You can visit the restored Galilee Chapel daily from 9 until 4 pm

“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.

There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”

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Puhepu nobir gur uvyy.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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