The Church of the Holy Cross at Mwnt dates probably from the 13th century. The building was restored in 1853 and again after storm damage in 1917. A 1912 photograph shows the south windows in different positions.
The interior is a single chamber with deep-set windows and an unusual roof type. The font is 13th century; the hexagonal pulpit is Victorian.
Externally, the church is whitewashed rubble stone walls under a slate roof. The small, enclosed churchyard contains a number of graves; monumental inscriptions are held by Dyfed Family History Society.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.