This is what the church of St.Mary`s, Llansawel, looked like in an artists impression in the first half of the 19th century. By the end of the Century it had fallen into bad repair and was rebuilt. Unfortunately the new nave was enlarged and dwarfed the old tower.
|This is St.Mary`s as March 1999.
The older of the two Road Bridges passes above it casting a large shadow.
|This photo was taken from the site of the
old Ferry looking upriver towards
the wharves at Giant`s Grave.
Skewen can be seen in the distance. St. Mary`s church is less than 100m to the right.
|This view of Briton
Ferry from the hill which overlooks the older Bridge looking
Neath Hospital is centre picture.
Neath Town is located in the hollow beyond and the main valley runs in a NE direction from the Town.
The River runs behind the hill on the left.
Churches : Neath
Briton Ferry Baglan
Histories : Neath Abbey Ironworks Gnoll Estate Neath Valley & Canal Parson`s Folly
& Images Valley Villages & Burial Grounds Pontrhydyfen Merthyr Cynog Trevethin Pant cemetery
Family : Wagstaffe Tree Prosser & Owens in Neath Abbey
Links : Neath/PortTalbot Tourism