St Mary Magdelene Church

St Clears, United Kingdom

The Priory Church of St Mary Magdalene was founded c. 1100 by Cluniac monks. It is considered to have the best surviving Norman stone carving in Carmarthenshire. The church was restored in 1853-1884.

Comments

Your name



Address

St Clears, United Kingdom
See all sites in St Clears

Details

Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Jude Robinson (2 years ago)
Beautiful little church in the heart of st clears
Stefan Kasprzyk (3 years ago)
We visited because a Second World War young Polish pilot, who was killed in the fighting (he crashed) and who fought along side the RAF is buried there. It is very much to the credit of St. Clears that he is still remembered and his grave tended, along with other similar graves in the surrounding area.
Lorraine Knight (4 years ago)
Beautiful church
Barbara Bonds (5 years ago)
Mandy Holden (5 years ago)
Had our beautiful renewal of vows here,, a special place in our hearts, our grandson is laid to rest here,, Reverend Dorian is a credit to the place too XXX
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.