Site: St. Brides

Name:St. Brides CISP No:SBRID
Place:St. Brides Grid Ref:SM 8020 1090 (GB)   Map
Parish:St. Brides Stones:1
County:Pembrokeshire (Penfro) , Wales Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

RCAHMW/1925, 318: `A small chapel, which has been swept away by the sea, stood formerly just north of the church, and it is still possible to trace in a section of the cliff the outlines of a few stone-lined graves which surrounded it'.

James/1987, 75: `Long cist burials, and dug graves in eroding boulder clay at head of beach indicates a larger cemetery than existing churchyard of St. Bride's; Two radiocarbon dates obtained in 1975 from an eroding cist grave (950 +/- 70 a.d.) and a dug grave close by (150 +/- 60 bp, i.e. 1650 AD +).

Small chapel, now eroded away by the sea existed north of the church, associated with cist burials'.

Edwards/forthcoming: `its location is significant since there was formerly a small chapel to the N of the present church, now destroyed by the sea. It was associated with long-cist and dug graves, some of which are still visible on the sea shore (SM 8023 1094). A radiocarbon determination from one of the cist graves gave an early medieval date of 950+/- 70ad...but another grave nearby was found to be post-medieval (150 +/-60bp)... (James, H. 1987, 75)'.