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Two chest tombs set against the E churchyard wall, Church of St James.

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgend, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5304 / 51°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.6942 / 3°41'39"W

OS Eastings: 282577

OS Northings: 182642

OS Grid: SS825826

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GX2S

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XSDM

Plus Code: 9C3RG8J4+58

Entry Name: Two chest tombs set against the E churchyard wall, Church of St James.

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19182

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The two tombs are set in a row immediately within the entrance gate and on the S side of the path to the S porch. The character of the churchyard is notable for its tombs.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Pyle

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Churchyard monuments of the early to mid C19.


Two chest tombs set side by side, both of sandstone, from the N:-

(a) Chest with a fielded slab each side between panelled pilasters, and a moulded ledger slab, inscribed to Catherine Ellen Morfa-bach, d. 1868 aged 8, and Lewis Jones, added, d. 1875.

(b) Chest tomb, similar to last but in Gothic style, the end pilasters shaped with a cusped panels, to Evan and Mary Jones, d.1833, aged 9 days. Mary Jones added.

Reasons for Listing

Included as two fine churchyard monuments in contrasting styles, of group value with the Grade I St James' Church.

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