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This image was taken in extremely late evening available light. I spotted this beautiful church on driving home.

Portskewett, or Porthysgewin in Welsh is a very old village close to the town of Chepstow. The church dates from the late 11th century and is Norman in origin. It sits close to the remains of a Roman villa with evidence of earlier Bronze and Iron Age occupation. There is also a site of a Roman Temple on nearby Portskewett Hill where coins dating from the 3rd and 4th century were found.

This was an important place in Roman times as the main ferry point between Aquae Sulis (Bath) and Venta Silurium (Caerwent). It also became the power base of the Prince of Gwent, Caradoc Freichfras in post Roman Wales.

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