Postcode: SA3 1LS
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The chancel of this church marks the original 6th century cell, and
retains its Norman arch. The nave was later lengthened, probably
at the same time as the tower was added, in the 14th century. The
east window and the figures of a knight and his lady in a niche in
the north wall are from the same period.
Legend suggests that St Illtyd himself brought the Sutton Stone font
to Oxwich. The decoration of the chancel was instigated by Leslie
Young, artistic director of Sadler’s Wells in 1931, who used to
For opening times in August see the notice board in the porch.
to the church is through the west door, in the tower, where
there are two tombstones mounted against the walls with the
COVER STONE" found used as a slab, face upwards, inside
the inner door of the church, one side having been cut away
level for this purpose. The fragment of the inscription which
remains proves that it commemorates William De La Lake, who
was rector of Oxwich, from 1320 to 1323 AD.
The stone was placed here in 1890.
COVER STONE" of the early 14th or late 13th century.
Found face downward in the nave of the Church and placed here
in 1590. The inscription translated reads:
formerly the pious rector of Saint Illtyd's Church, lies here."
a niche in the north wall lie the figures of a knight and his
suggests that St. Illtyd himself brought the Sutton Stone font
out over the vastness of Oxwich Bay from the graveyard, behind
the Chancel, I came across this gravestone which I found particulary
poignant. It was inscribed:
OF THE GREAT WAR
1ST FEBRUARY 1916
KNOWN UNTO GOD"