Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mwnt - Ceredigion [National Trust property]

Fantastic beach crowded in the summer (relatively) and deserted out of season.
Amazing silence, solitude, a scared space.
A place for walkers to stop and rest.

A place to suddenly see dolphin - seals - red kite - cormorant and a wide range of butterflies.
The chapel at Mwnt is very very old, well worth a Wiki.

Oil on canvas board 20"x16"

Mwnt was the site of an unsuccessful invasion by Flemings in 1155, and its defeat was long afterwards celebrated on the first Sunday in January as "Sul Coch y Mwnt". The name (Red Sunday) was given in consequence of the blood shed on that day.[5] It is reputed that the bones of the defeated invaders would occasionally be visible under the sand when uncovered by windy conditions in the early 20th century.[6]
The Church of the Holy Cross (WelshEglwys y Grog) is an example of a medieval sailor's chapel of ease. The site is said to have been used since the Age of the Saints, but the present building is probably 14th century. It has an example of a 12th or 13th century font made of Preseli stone. Mwnt was a civil parish in its own right for several centuries, but before the 17th century it was a detached chapelry of the parish of Llangoedmor. Since 1934, it has been part of the parish of Y Ferwig. The church is a grade I listed building. [7]
The beach (but not the church) is owned by the National Trust, who exercise a conservation remit over both.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

LLANON from a distance on the coastal path.

LLANON from a distance on the coastal path.
Oil on canvas board.

Friday, 5 September 2014

LLANERCHAERON - National Trust - Ceredigion

LLANERCHAERON - National Trust - Ceredigion is a self sufficient house/farm with a complete transformation by Nash, who had a strong desire to make things symmetrical both in and out. False windows and features are put in to create this illusion. A wonderful day out.





















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