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Stone Seat of Huw Morys at Erw Gerrig Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9105 / 52°54'37"N

Longitude: -3.1988 / 3°11'55"W

OS Eastings: 319475

OS Northings: 335453

OS Grid: SJ194354

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.NPGV

Mapcode Global: WH78H.T3XM

Entry Name: Stone Seat of Huw Morys at Erw Gerrig Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 August 1985

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1312

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Located in the garden to the S of Erw Gerrig Farmhouse. The seat is against a high rubble stone boundary wall which runs S from the L-hand side of the house, and faces E.

County: Wrexham

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Locality: Pont y Meibion

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Believed to be C17 and relocated when the road layout was altered.

Huw Morys (Eos Ceiriog), 1622-1709, poet and Royalist, became well known throughout Wales for his poetry relating to the Civil War. His family moved to Pont y Meibion Farm in 1647 and he spent much of his life there. He is buried at Llansilin Church where he was also Churchwarden.

Exterior

Rubble stone surround set forward from boundary wall and containing a niche in the form of a seat, with slightly cambered stone lintel. The back is inlaid with slate, which formerly had an eroded description ''''''''HMB''''''''; arm rests of slate and narrow stone seat in the style of a misericord. Approached by a path flanked by hedges.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its strong associations with Huw Morys (1622-1709), the distinguished Welsh bard of Pont y Meibion.

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