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Capel Maelog medieval church revisited

Capel Maelog under excavation in 1984 View of the foundations of the medieval church of Capel Maelog during the course of excavation.

An illustrated talk by Bill Britnell was given to about 82 members of a local group of the University of the Third Age in the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, focusing on the Trustís excavations in the 1980s on the site of the abandoned medieval church at Capel Maelog, on the outskirts of the town. The talk examined the unusual plan of the church, which in a later phase had curving apses at both the eastern and western end, and showed that some of the stone for this later church had been quarried from the Roman fort of Castell Collen. The talk was followed by a lively question and answer session which covered many aspects of the Llandrindodís early history and archaeology.

Bill Britnell, January 2009

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