Nectan«Neithon/ Noethon / Nwython / Nectan of Hartland»

(c. 468– c. 510)
Hermit, Martyr
Cephalophore / Cephalophorus / κεφαλοφόρος
Place of birth:Kingdom of Brycheiniog
Place of death:Kingdom of Dumnonia††
Place(s) associated with:Hartland Abbey†††; St Nectan's Church, Hartland††††; St Nectan's Glen†††††
17 June
Patron of:Hartland††††††
Teyrnas Brycheiniog [c. 450–c. 1045]
††Myghterneth Kernow / Regnum Dumnoniorum [78–c. 936]
††††Parish Church of St Nectan / Cathedral of North Devon
†††††Glynn Nathan


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Information has been gathered predominantly from the following books:
D’Arcy, Mary Ryan. The Saints of Ireland. St. Paul, MN: Irish American Cultural Institute. 1974.
Kelly, Sean and Rogers, Rosemary. The Saint-a-Day Guide. New York: Random House Trade Paperback. 2001.
Ó Riain, Pádraig. A Dictionary of Irish Saints. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2011.
Thurston S.J., Herbert J. and Attwater Donald, eds. Butler’s Lives of the Saints. Westminster, MD: Christian Classics. 1990
and the following websites:
and various vetted articles in: Wikipedia