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Two chest tombs in the churchyard, St James Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgend, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5303 / 51°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.6946 / 3°41'40"W

OS Eastings: 282548

OS Northings: 182629

OS Grid: SS825826

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GWYX

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XS5Q

Plus Code: 9C3RG8J4+45

Entry Name: Two chest tombs in the churchyard, St James Church

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19183

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The pair of tombs are set in a row, approximately 5m SW of the S porch. The character of the churchyard is notable for its fine 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-mid C19.


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

(a) Sandstone. Gothic end pilaster blcoks amd moulded side panels with lobed corners, set on a chamfered base and with an edge-moulded ledger slab, to Thomas Griffith, d. 1840. aged 8 months, Griffith David, his father, d. 1863, and daughter Ann added.

(b) Sandstone. Reeded end pilaster blocks, and sides with a raised panel. Moulded ledger slab. To David Jones of Ballas, d. 1830, and others, including Thomas Jones, d.1832 and Ann Roberts, daughter, d. 1889 added to the back.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a pair of churchyard monuments of constrasting styles. Of group value with the Grade I St James' Church.

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