Rhossili Bay: How does it get its name?
Rhossili probably gets its name in part from the Welsh word for moorland, rhos.
The second element in the name may be a reference to a Saint Sulien or St. Sili, but details are not clear so this is something of a guess.
The present Norman church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin.
Inside there is a memorial to Edgar Evans who was the first to perish on the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. He did get there - he died on the return trip.
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