Eglwys y Grog, Mwnt, West Wales

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

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.

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Alexander

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21 thoughts on “Eglwys y Grog, Mwnt, West Wales”

  1. 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.

    1. 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….

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