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19 December 2012
Ignored by Locals?

Neath Abbey - a Heritage Site

Neath Abbey is another Neath heritage site that many local people forget is on their doorstep. This has been mentioned in a reader's letter received this week.

On the right we show an aerial view of its remains which dates back to 1129AD and was once the largest and fairest abbey in Wales.

The abbey was ravaged by the Welsh uprisings of the 13th century, and eventually dissolved by King Henry VIII of England in 1539. At this time, the abbey was turned into a large estate. Sir Philip Hobby was the last occupant of the estate.

The link to the HERITAGE SCENE - NEATH can be found in our menu.

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