St. Govan's Chapel

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St. Govan's Chapel

St. Govan's Chapel is a chapel in St. Govan, Pembrokeshire, in the country of Wales.

The chapel is built into a cliff made of limestone. It is small and measures 20 by 12 feet in size. It has only one room. The walls are made of limestone. [1] The building is very old. It might have been built in the 6th century. But, most of the building was built in the 13th century. The first chapel was a cave that Saint Goven lived in where the chapel is today. People believe that Saint Goven might be buried beneath the building.[2]

There is one entrance on the north part of the building. There are benches made of stone inside. The roof, which is made of slate is newer.[3] To get to the building you have to walk down 52 stairs.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Britton, John; Brayley, Edward Wedlake (1815). The Beauties of England and Wales, or, Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county, Volume 18. p. 805.
  2. "St Govan's Chapel".
  3. "St Govan's Chapel". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  4. An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Wales and Monmouthshire: VII - Country of Pembroke. His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1925. p. 21.