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Edwards monument in the graveyard of Paran Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgend, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5699 / 51°34'11"N

Longitude: -3.5392 / 3°32'21"W

OS Eastings: 293416

OS Northings: 186792

OS Grid: SS934867

Mapcode National: GBR HG.D6GY

Mapcode Global: VH5H5.LSTW

Plus Code: 9C3RHF96+X8

Entry Name: Edwards monument in the graveyard of Paran Chapel

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18609

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The tomb is located approximately 4m SE of the Edwards chest tomb, and near the W side of the graveyard on the S side of Paran Chapel.

County: Bridgend

Town: Ogmore Valley

Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)

Community: Ogmore Valley

Locality: Blackmill

Built-Up Area: Blackmill

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Erected c.1909.


Built of pink and grey coloured granite. The obelisk stands at the foot of a grave enclosure which is enclosed by boldly modelled cast iron railings. It consists of a tapered die set on a stepped base. Moulded cap with sarcophagus shape and acroteria, and a short chanelled pyramid carrying a small square granite urn, etched on each face. Gilded lettering to Sarah, wife of Colwyn Edwards of Black Mill, d.1909, with Colwyn Edwards added at death, 1935.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the finest example of this type of granite monument which is well represented in the local graveyards, one of a good group of graveyard monuments associated with the listed Grade II Paran chapel.

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