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Morgan monument in St James' churchyard, Pyle

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5304 / 51°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.6948 / 3°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 282537

OS Northings: 182640

OS Grid: SS825826

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GWXL

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XS3N

Entry Name: Morgan monument in St James' churchyard, Pyle

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19174

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The church of St James lies at the N end of the village of Pyle. The Thomas monument stands in the churchyard, approximately 7m SW of the W tower. The character of the churchyard is notable for its t

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Pyle

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected c.1860 to members of the Morgan family.

Exterior

Built of sandstone with surrounding railings of cast iron. Tapered die on a moulded base. a prominent gabled capstone over an egg and dart moulding on each face, the gables having a wreath and ribbons extending to the corner acroteria. Above, a broken column with an encircling garland. The die is inscribed on each face between downturned torches, to Evan Morgan, d.1859, Catherine Morgan, d. 1854, and Phyllis Thomas, d.1898. John Thomas of Pencoed (Pant ruthin fawr) d.1894, added.

The monument is surrounded closely by tall railings, the corner stanchions fluted, and with pointed terminals.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome and intact mid C19 churchyard monument, set close to, and of group value with the Grade I St James' Church..

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