CAE HEN FYNWENT

The name applied locally to a small field of Caerau-uchaf, a quarter-mile to W. of the house and at the foot of Carn Fadrun (39 N.E., SH 28803497). It is said to contain human burials and therefore to be the site of the medieval church or chapel which preceded the present parish church (No. 1602). The equally small field next on the S. is called Cae Pen-y-groes. No record is known of the kind of burials encountered in the former, nor does the site of a building appear in either field, whether from the ground or from air photographs. As both fields have been formed since 1839,1 their names derive presumably from discoveries made since that date, not from ancient tradition.
1 Ex inf. Mr. D.Jones-Parry, of Caerau-uchaf.
2 Not shown in the Tithe Award Schedule, dated 15 Sept., 1839, or on the accompanying map.

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