CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 4438 (part of 16970 ) - Welshpool Church (Capel Llewellyn)

NGR :- SJ22710764 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - Church (Building - Near destroyed )
first alternative :- Dark Age ? - Chapel

POSS DARK AGE CHAPEL SITE DOCUMENTED IN 1545 (SEE RCAHM, 1911). BUILDING REPLACED BY NEW CHAPEL IN 1587 WHICH BURNT DOWN IN 1659 (RCAHM, 1911). REPORTEDLY NEAR JUNCTION OF SALOP ROAD AND MILL LANE (Soulsby, I, 1983). AREA OF GRAVEYARD ESTABLISHED BY SALVAGE EXCAVATION BY CPAT 1986 (SEE CPAT archive, 1983; CPAT archive, 1986 - REPORT FORTHCOMING).

29SQ M EXCAVATED, REVEALING 17 BURIALS AT S LIMIT OF GRAVEYARD, SOME BADLY DISTURBED BY ALLOTMENT TRENCHES (BLOCKLEY, K., 1986, 65; Youngs, S M, Clark, J & Barry, T 1987, 191).

SITE OF CHAPEL ELUDED RESCUE SEARCH IN 1986/7 BUT ARE OF GRAVEYARD DISCOVERED BY WORKMEN LAYING PATHS IN FINAL PHASES OF THE DEVELOPMENT. 17 SKELETONS FOUND VERY SHALLOW IN GARDEN SOIL. 3 RADIOCARBON DATES DATE TO C13-14TH (BLOCKLEY, K. 1987a, 24-6).

Further work (volunteer supervised by CPAT curatorial) in 1997 revealed possible chapel site in garden to rear of 37 Salop Rd ('report' forthcoming).

Sources:-
Blockley, K , 1986 , "Mill Lane, Welshpool ", Archaeology in Wales 26 , 65 .
Blockley, K , 1987 , "Excavations at Capel Llewelyn, Welshpool, Powys, 1986 ", Archaeology in Wales 27 , 24-6 .
Brown, R L , 1998 , The Church of St Mary of the Salutation, Welshpool , Sayce papers 4 .
CPAT archive , 1983 , ,
CPAT , 1986 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Davies, R , 1954 , , 65
Jones, M C , 1881 , "Flint axe found in Newtown parish with some stone implements in the Powysland Museum ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 13 , 269-70 .
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .
Leighton, D K & Percival, D J , 1986 , , 65
Owen, R , 1896 , "Welshpool and Powysland: a History of the town and Borough of Welshpool and surrounding district ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 29 , 161-288 .
RCAHM , 1911 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth I - County of Montgomery , 185
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .
Soulsby, I , 1983 , The Towns of Medieval Wales , 265-268
Youngs, S M, Clark, J & Barry, T , 1987 , "Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1986 ", Medieval Archaeology 31 , 191 .

Events:-
Excavation CPAT / 1986(/ /) -
Visit CPAT / 1992(22/09/92) -
Excavation CPAT / 1997(/ /) -
Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -

Finds:-
17 / Human bone / Skeleton / Medieval ? / / () - 17 SKELETONS FOUND VERY SHALLOW IN GARDEN SOIL. 3 RADIOCARBON DATES DATE TO C13-14TH (BLOCKLEY, K. 1987a, 24-6).

C14 dates:-
CAR-1055 660+/-60 bp - BURIAL 5
CAR-1054 620+/-70 bp - BURIAL 2
CAR-1056 700+/-60 bp - BURIAL 16

record created 31/12/82 CM82 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004 - as indicated)



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