St Mary, Burry Port

St Mary, Burry Port
Record Type:
Parish Church
Church code:
St Davids

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Buildings At Risk Status

On Buildings At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Buildings at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

The town developed round the docks built in 1834-6 as the port for the Gwendraeth valley anthracite coalmines. Initially it was connected by a canal built in C18. In 1849 a large Copperworks was built for the Mason & Elkington firm of Birmingham, the works had a 270ft chimney (82.3m) The Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley railway replaced the canal in 1866-9. The church was built in the middle of fields but is now surrounded by housing, to the north is a garden Village of 204 house 1915-19 for the workers at the Pembrey explosive factory. Reference Buildings of Wales –Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion 1994

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

View information on worship and access at this church on the Church In Wales web site
RCAHMW (2004) Coflein [Digital Archive/Document]