St Cattwg's Church, Churches and Chapels Port Eynon, City of Swansea - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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St Cattwg's Church is located at the far south west of the Gower peninsula in the village of Port Eynon (Porth Einon). Port Eynon parish church was founded by St Cennydd (a missionary for St Cattwg) in the 6th century A.D. Its a lovely little church and has many interesting gravestones in the churchyard. The present building dates from the 12th century and was given to the Knights of St. John by Robert de la Mare around 1165. Interesting features include the Leper Window, the Norman Font, the ancient Piscina situated in the Chancel, the Norman doorway, and the stoup for holy water in the porch is said to have been given by a Spanish sea captain in gratitude to his rescuers. St Cattwg's Church has undergone many changes over the centuries but is probably now most famous for its connection with the seaside community and the marble statue commemorating the brave life boatmen in the church yard.
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