Baglan can be found between Port Talbot and Briton Ferry in the county of Neath Port Talbot, South Wales. Baglan is located on the side of a steep hill and is surrounded by two main hills, Mynydd-y-Gaer (to the north) and Mynydd Dinas (to the east). The moors and Baglan Bay are to the south west. The village contains a number of historical buildings such as Baglan House, St. Catharine's Church, and St. Baglan's Church. The first St. Baglan's Church is now a shell after a fire in 1954.
As legend goes, St Baglan was told to build a church where he would find a tree growing three kinds of fruit. The saint found the tree here, surrounded by three different things: a hive of bees in the trunk, a sow with her litter underneath it, and a crow who had made a nest in the branches. Baglan didn't think the location was good enough for his church and began building one elsewhere. However, this building fell down during the night and he accepted the place he had been guided to and began building a second church there. Sadly the church was destroyed by fire centuries later. ....
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