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Brynmaen Quaker Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem), Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9174 / 51°55'2"N

Longitude: -3.9943 / 3°59'39"W

OS Eastings: 262940

OS Northings: 226193

OS Grid: SN629261

Mapcode National: GBR DW.P7XH

Mapcode Global: VH4HX.Q28H

Entry Name: Brynmaen Quaker Burial Ground

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Last Amended: 26 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3067

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated some 800m SE of Salem, at the end of dead-end lane, in the grounds of Brynmaen, marked on OS as Bwlchuddwyallt.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem)

Community: Manordeilo and Salem

Locality: Salem

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Apparently one of the earliest Quaker Burial Grounds in SW Wales, established 1698 and in use until 1829. It was repaired and a new gate installed in 1870. The burial ground was linked to meeting houses at Penybanc and New House (near New Inn), Manordeilo, both built in the mid C18, but New House disused by 1800. Burials appear to have taken place fairly regularly, however only two memorials remain within and no trace of headstones were found in recent clearing. A prominent Carms. Minister from New Inn, Job Thomas was buried here 1807.

Exterior

Small square burial ground of some 8m by 8m surrounded by 1.8 to 2m high rubble stone walls. Entry on the W side with stone lintel and cast iron gate with plaque "Friends Burying Ground 1870". One standing headstone to Samuel Thomas d1790 aged 6, and one in wall to T Rees Caer-Groed d 1829.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historical interest.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brynio Fawr
    Situated at top of dead-end lane running W from B4302 from junction some 350m S of Hope Inn crossroads.
  • II Salem Independent Chapel
    Situated at N end of Salem village, on W side of road.
  • II Taliaris Lodge
    Situated some 600m SW of Taliaris mansion, at junction of three lanes.
  • II Outbuilding to SW of Hafod
    Situated just S of house, flanking on drive.
  • II Hafod
    Situated some 600m down dead-end lane, from junction some 300m W of Crosswell crossroads, N of Salem.
  • II Attached Byre to left of Hafod
    Situated some 600m down dead-end lane, from junction some 300m W of Crosswell crossroads, N of Salem.

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