Whose church is it anyway? Normans vs Welsh in medieval Neath and Wales

English conquest led to the creation of new chapels and parish churches across Wales, as well as some unique buildings like fortified churches and new elements such as the Norman-style font. Some new churches, like St Thomas, Neath, were founded to serve an English incomer community, while others, like St Illtyd’s, were much older and remained strongly Welsh while absorbing some Norman/English influences.

Join Dr Matthew Stevens of Swansea University for a talk on the ways that medieval English conquest and settlement changed the Christian landscape of medieval Neath and Wales. Cake and refreshments will be provided.

Time & Location

08 June, 14:30

St Illtyd’s Church, Neath, 76 Llantwit Rd, Neath SA11 3LB, UK


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