Monday, 19 September 2016

St Tydwg of Tythegston

St Tydwg in Tythegston Village a late medieval gem was rebuilt by John Prichard in 1876. Being here meant another romance rekindled in South Wales.
Welsh churches.

Unlike their english counterparts; they are of different stone, stance and demeanour. Churches that are stocky and slightly insolent, even in bright sunlight.

The Church of St Tydwg was first mentioned in 1173 when it was a chapel of Tewkesbury Abbey, however an early Christian monument in the churchyard and the dedication to this Celtic saint suggest an earlier foundation.  

Tythegston in the centre of this map.