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Enclosure walls, steps and memorial plaque to Quaker Burial Ground at Werndriw

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1745 / 52°10'28"N

Longitude: -3.9658 / 3°57'56"W

OS Eastings: 265673

OS Northings: 254733

OS Grid: SN656547

Mapcode National: GBR DX.52YC

Mapcode Global: VH4GL.6LTX

Entry Name: Enclosure walls, steps and memorial plaque to Quaker Burial Ground at Werndriw

Listing Date: 30 September 1997

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18949

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on hill-slope some 70m SE of Werndriw, which lies 1 km WSW of Llanddewi Brefi, down drive running S from B4343.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanddewi Brefi (Llanddewibrefi)

Community: Llanddewi Brefi

Locality: Llanfair Road

Built-Up Area: Llanddewi Brefi

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

C18 Quaker burial ground. Werndriw was an ancient house belonging to the George family c1700 and the Jenkins family in the late C18, described as very dilapidated in 1860. Friends' meetings seem to have been held there from the time of Samuel George (d1712) and his sister Ann Evans. The graveyard wall was rebuilt in the C19 (before 1874) by Mrs Jenkins and kept in repair by T. Hughes of Neuadd Fawr, nr Lampeter, owner c1900.

Exterior

Small graveyard enclosed by rubble stone walls of some 2 m height at upper end and 1.5 m at lower. E side has 3 stone slab steps up and 3 down within. On E wall is memorial, slate plaque in stone surround with simple pediment. The inscription reads 'In this sequestered spot repose the mortal remains of John Jenkins, of Werndriw, and of Anne, his wife. She died September 1771 and he February 1790. Here also lie buried their five children Thomas Henry, William, John, Anne Elizabeth and Maria Letitia. David Joel Jenkins of Lampeter, the sole surviving child of the said John and Anne Jenkins placed this tablet in affectionate remembrance of father, mother, brothers, sisters.'

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual survival, historically important as the only such in Cardiganshire.

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