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St. Govans head with the historic chapel and coastline, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
St. Govan's Chapel is a chapel located at St. Govan's Head, Pembrokeshire in south west Wales.
Built into the side of a limestone cliff, the building with walls constructed from limestone, consists of two chambers, one in the front and one in the back. The majority of the chapel was built in the thirteenth century, although parts of it may date back further to the sixth century when Saint Govan, a monk moved into a cave located on the site of the chapel. One legend suggests that Saint Govan is buried underneath the chapel's altar, located at the east end of the building. The entrance to the building is via. a doorway on the north side, low stone benches run along the north and south walls and an empty bell-cote is located at the west end. The slate roof is suspected to be a modern addition compared to the rest of the building
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