chancel of this church, which stands in woods, overlooking
Oxwich Bay, marks the original sixth century Celtic cell.
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"