St Cewydd's church, Disserth is a single chamber church with a bold west tower, the earliest feature is the (probably) 14th century south doorway with large jamb-stones and two-centred head. The arch-braced roof could also be 14th century. The earliest window is the 16th century south chancel window. There is a three-decker pulpit and flagstone floor. Some pews are patterned with Jacobean-style diamonds and circles, and have the name, and sometimes housename, of the owner. The oldest is dated 1666. A number of wallpaintings were discovered in 1954.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.