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Cyffic and Lampeter Velfrey Parish Boundary Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Tavernspite, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7829 / 51°46'58"N

Longitude: -4.6372 / 4°38'14"W

OS Eastings: 218184

OS Northings: 212648

OS Grid: SN181126

Mapcode National: GBR D0.YY5Q

Mapcode Global: VH2P7.KGV3

Plus Code: 9C3QQ9M7+54

Entry Name: Cyffic and Lampeter Velfrey Parish Boundary Stone

Listing Date: 15 October 1997

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18986

Building Class: Civil

Location: N side of the B4328 on the old county and parish boundary at Tavernspite.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey

Locality: Tavernspite

Built-Up Area: Tavernspite

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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A stone probably of late C18 date. Its purpose was very probably to define the boundary in order to avert disputes over which parish was liable for relieving paupers under the Old Poor Law. The existence of a similar stone at Crinow and possibly a lost third one on the Narberth to Prince's Cross road suggests these were put up at the initiative of the Lampeter Velfrey parish guardians. With the formation of the Narberth Poor Law Union under the 1834 Act the stones would have become redundant. This stone has probably been moved back for traffic safety.


A stone 0.5 m wide with a top in two shallow lobes and a slightly angled face. Incised outlines indicating hands point left and right, with cuffs indicated by a wavy line. The lettering under the left-pointing hand reads 'Lanpeter felffre Parish Pembroke shire' and under the right-pointing hand 'Kyffig Parish Carmarthen shire'. Each column of lettering is justified to the centre. A benchmark has been added (probably c.1860).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a relic of the Old Poor Law, with neatly cut and well set-out lettering and carving of some character.

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