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Aug 6, 2021

Pyle's 'upside down' church

According to legend, St James' Church in Pyle, near Bridgend, is 'upside down' because it used stones from the earlier church in Kenfig, on a site engulfed in wind-blown sand; smaller stones from the upper parts of the old church were removed first ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

and formed the lower parts of St James' Church, followed by larger ones. There followed a dispute over which of the two successors to the earlier building should be the parish church - settled after the bishop called a special meeting in 1485. To discover the remarkable history of the church in Pyle - including the story of the slave-trader buried in the churchyard - scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the noticeboard by the churchyard entrance. Or click here