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Hooped Grave Cover in Llangeinor churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgend, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5799 / 51°34'47"N

Longitude: -3.553 / 3°33'10"W

OS Eastings: 292489

OS Northings: 187924

OS Grid: SS924879

Mapcode National: GBR HF.CP0L

Mapcode Global: VH5H5.CKK6

Plus Code: 9C3RHCHW+XR

Entry Name: Hooped Grave Cover in Llangeinor churchyard

Listing Date: 30 July 1997

Last Amended: 30 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18636

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In Llangeinor churchyard, SE section, near front boundary wall.

County: Bridgend

Community: Garw Valley (Cwm Garw)

Community: Garw Valley

Locality: Llangeinor

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Unusual survival of a metal grave cover, possibly installed to prevent theft of bodies for medical purposes during C18 -19. It is a series of metal hoops fixed to a framework forming a semicircular grille and is modest in size compared to some stronger larger illustrated versions. Some anti body-snatching devices were used only temporarily and moved to new graves as needed. An alternative possible use is as a temporary grave cover, a development of the more customary wicker version. The modest headstone at top is now illegible; small footstone at opposite end. Churchyard has a number of unusual coffin shaped kerb graves with very small head and footstones.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual survival of a former burial practice and for group value with Church of St Cein.

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