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Railed Family Vault attached to Parish Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0418 / 52°2'30"N

Longitude: -3.9333 / 3°55'59"W

OS Eastings: 267502

OS Northings: 239917

OS Grid: SN675399

Mapcode National: GBR DY.FK0S

Mapcode Global: VH4H5.SY04

Plus Code: 9C4R23R8+PM

Entry Name: Railed Family Vault attached to Parish Church

Listing Date: 2 August 1995

Last Amended: 2 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16230

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Parish churchyard situated in village centre: vault against E end of N wall.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Locality: Caeo

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Former vault belonging to the Johnes family of Dolaucothi, erected in 1815. The family resided at Dolaucothi since the late C16: the mansion was mostly demolished c1950.


Rectangular enclosure, roughly 7m x 5m, bounded by fine early C19 wrought-iron railings standing 2m high. The railings are of square cross-section, pointed finials; scroll- work under the top-rail. The posts are thicker with loop-finials rising to scrolled spear-heads. Entries to centres of N and E sides, the gates of similar design to railings but with scrolled upper panel to N gate. Elaborately scrolled wrought-iron over- arches to both gates rising to highly detailed finials. Cemented base: access to vault sealed over. Datestone of 1815 set in adjacent church wall.

Elaborate early C19 wrought-iron railed vault of fine local craftsmanship in attractive churchyard setting.

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