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Sep 18, 2019

Gower's errant Knights

The church at Llanrhidian, Gower, was entrusted to the Knights Hospitaller in 1198, but two centuries later the bishop of St Davids was none too pleased to find the building in disrepair. He was even more upset when ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

he later found that the Knights had ignored his order for repairs to be made. He took the unusual step of sequestrating the church's income to pay for repairs. For more about the church's history, including the carved Viking-era "leper stone" in the porch, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the driveway to the churchyard (or on the Steps of the Saints noticeboard). Or click here