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Llantilio Crossenny (Welsh: Llandeilo Gresynni) is a small village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom.

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Location

The rural village of Llantilio Crossenny is situated between the two towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth on the B4223 road.

Amenities

The village is known for its annual Festival of Music and Drama in May every summer, its church [1], Saint Teilo's which dates from the 13th century and is best described as a 'baby cathedral' due to its large size and tall pointed spire, and that it contains a Green Man figure above an aisle, and White Castle (Wales) a fine example of the medieval castle builders art which stands on the hill overlooking the village. The Three Castles Walk passes close by.

History

The site of the village or at least the locality is associated with a battle between a Dark Ages King of the Welsh Kingdom of Gwent, Ynyr, and the incoming Saxons. The village is also associated with the incoming Normans in Wales who built many castles in this border area of the Welsh Marches and Dafydd Gam, a local warrior and Welsh ally of King Henry V.

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Coordinates: 51°49′43″N 2°52′35″W / 51.82855°N 2.87641°W / 51.82855; -2.87641


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