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St Bridget's Church

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St Bridget of Kildare, one of the three major saints of Ireland, is said to have visited here in the 6th century, en route to Glastonbury, and founded a Christian community.

The Norman origins of St Bridget’s Church are seen in the round-headed chancel and porch arches. The church was rebuilt in the 14th century and heavily restored in 1851. Of particular interest are the monuments in the chancel to the Butler and Wyndham families. A 13th century incised slab shows Sir John le Botiler in full armour; a 16th century tomb-chest of John and Jane Butler has the couple lying recumbent, he in armour, with their children as ‘weepers’ shown on the side.

Location:

CF32 0TB

 

Main Service:

9.30a.m. 5.00p.m. every day

 

Open Hours:

Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm

 

Facilities:

None

 

Parking & Transport:

145 or 146 bus from Bridgend or Llantwit Major

 

Telephone:

01656 880108

 

Website:

www.ewennyandstbridesmajor.org.uk

 

Disabled Access:

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