A medieval sailor’s chapel of ease dating to the 14th Century on a lonely headland on the West Wales coast. If you look in the centre of the picture below you can just make out the white gable end above the beach. This place, Mwnt (pronounced munt), is also the site of an unsuccessful Flemish invasion in 1155 and its defeat was long afterwards celebrated on the first Sunday in January as “Sul Coch y Mwnt” (Red Sunday of Mwnt), as a consequence of the bloodshed on that day.
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21 thoughts on “Eglwys y Grog, Mwnt, West Wales”
Stunning. No wonder your music is so beautiful with landscapes such as for these as inspiration.
Thank you Karen, yes those landscapes certainly help get the creative juices flowing 🙂
Amazing how beautiful in black/white!
Amazing pictures of a truly beautiful spot I am lucky to have visited myself a couple of years ago. The memories alone are enough to inspire a song.
Thanks mate, I look forward to hearing the song! Keep up the good work, your sound is great 🙂
Love the pictures & it’s good to hear some of the history of Wales (there’s not enough out there).
Wonderful photos from this interesting landscape. I wonder if chapels like this are used anymore, if they have a future. I hope so, since it is such a strong part of history.
Beautiful photos, Mike, especially the first one. Love them! Diolch yn fawr!
Diolch Jo, I’m in the middle of writing a management plan for this site and needed some good photos – Mike Alexander provided once again 🙂
Un lieu chargé d’histoire … Excellent article, bravo ! Bonne journée Mike 😉
Merci beaucoup, bonne journee Julie 🙂
Both of these photos are just superb!
Thanks Terry, I’m sure Mike A will be be very flattered by the compliment 🙂
What a beautiful place! And I am always amazed when you give dates since in the US the 1700s is considered almost ancient. Likely this place existed even before Columbus got lost on his way to India.
Yes Emilie, the history of some of these places is is pretty deep although I don’t like the sound of red sunday, quite a bit of violence on that day, but then if will try and invade a foreign land….
Seems like all the Mikes I know are talented artists in some field. Those pictures are beautiful.
Thanks Pat, Mike A’s photos are always something special, he’s really captured the history of the landscape here I think
What a location, Mike! Love that first shot 🙂 Wonderfully dramatic in B & W.
Thank you Jo 🙂
Thank you, Mike!
I enjoyed learning a little bit of Welsh history (as well as pronounciation!) along with Mike Alexander’s beautiful images of Mwnt.
Hope you are well!
Thanks Steffi I’m glad you enjoyed a bit of Welsh culture 🙂 Hope you’re well and happy 🙂