St Mary the Virgin Church

St Mary the Virgin Church, Rhossili: Address, St Mary the Virgin Church Reviews: 4.5/5

St Mary the Virgin Church
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lynt72
Aylesbury, UK78 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Simple, atmospheric, memories of time past. Redolent with history (see Review title). A place for quiet reflection.
Written March 2, 2018
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Simon R
London, UK156 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We stopped by just for a look at the Evans memorial. As he died in Antarctica he obviously not buried here but there is a nice plaque a detailed explaination of his history and his role in the expedition.

Nice stained glass window too.

Worth a 20 min stop
Written August 11, 2018
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Malcolm C
Bagshot, UK357 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Walking up from the main car park to the shops at the top of the village, we found that we could avoid the risks posed by the narrow two-way street and constant traffic by diverting through the churchyard.

Having done this and finding instant peace and quiet, as well as a throng of birdlife, we ventured into the church to find seven hundred years (I think that's right) of history.

Well worth while.
Written October 10, 2017
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Tommy M
Roseville, CA2,882 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
This old church at Rhossili spent its early days at the foot of Rhossili Downs known today as the Warren. The original dates back to before 1150, but the church got kicked about, moved, reworked—and somehow remained. It is nothing unusual to look at. A graveyard outside has some old and some very new markers. It is claimed that during the 13th century, huge storms erupted which lashed the west coast of Gower with forceful winds and rain, engulfing both village and church with a mountain of sand.
The medieval church has a rare bell tower with a chimney pot. Somehow the whole structure, while interesting, does not strike one as unusual or special. It can't compare with the giant churches of Europe.
Written November 20, 2016
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paulinehall33
Birmingham, UK395 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed the peacefulness of this small church. The graveyard has some interesting headstones, many very old. The church has a calm atmosphere, and was good to wander round.
Written November 4, 2021
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Julie C
21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The church and graveyatd are well worth a visit.
The church is tranquil and gives z lot of history of the area and context to it's role within the community.
The additional parking and honesty box are an added gesture. It is easy to access the downs, headland and beach from here.
Written December 22, 2019
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Tad666
Essex, England332 contributions
Oct 2019
St Mary's is a typical 12th Century Church, built like a castle to defend off unwanted visitors, it has a great graveyard, a lovely early Font, some nice 20th Century Glass, other than that very samely.
Written October 3, 2019
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Terry252
Cambridge, UK2,833 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
It's only a small churchyard but still in use today, a solid stone built church with Sunday services. Ideal parking spot on church land adjacent to the church and well worth the money to park there if you are not going along to see Worms Head
Written September 15, 2019
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anthony e
Bargoed, UK116 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Went on a Saturday morning met a loverly old man who was very helpful and friendly there's a money box so if you have any loose change.
just to keep the up keep of the church some of the grave stone's go back over 200 yrs old you can still read the head stones
Interesting 🤔
Written September 11, 2019
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Michael P
Haddenham, UK550 contributions
Aug 2019
Walking the interior the visitor gets the sense that something isn't quite right. The answer is shown in a photographic display of the history of the church which shows it almost bombed flat in WW2. The restoration is a remarkable job, in the circumstances.
Written August 11, 2019
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