St Govan’s Chapel


St Govans Chapel © David Gill

St Govan’s Chapel in Pembrokeshire is set in a fold of the sea cliffs. The present chapel probably dates to the 13th or 14 centuries, although the name suggests a possibly earlier foundation.

The chapel is accessed via the Castlemartin firing ranges.


St Govans Chapel © David Gill

Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber


Carreg Coetan Arthur © David Gill

The burial chamber of Carreg Coetan Arthur lies on the east side of Newport in Pembrokeshire. The monument is in the care of Cadw. It was excavated in 1979 and 1980.

A Cadw guide was prepared by J.B. Hilling (1992). This is omitted from the earlier list of Cadw guides to burial chambers in Wales.

St Davids: Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace


St Davids © David Gill

Today is the national day to celebrate Dewi Sant.

The Bishop’s Palace (now under the guardianship of Cadw) is adjacent to the cathedral in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. The palace was enhanced by Bishop Henry de Gower in the 14th century. In the foreground is the entrance to the Bishop’s hall.

The arcading along the upper part of the hall is echoed in Swansea castle.

Cruciform Heritage in Wales

Carew Cross

Detail of cross at Carew © David Gill

The logo of Cadw incorporates the head of the eleventh century cross at Carew in Pembrokeshire. This cross has a Latin inscription linking it to Maredudd, ruler of Deheubarth.

This is one of a number of stones in the care of Cadw. The largest collection can be found in the Margam Stones Museum.

Other crosses and inscribed stones in the care of Cadw are: