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Two chest tombs and their railed enclosures in the churchyard of the Church of St Teilo

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Pertholey (Llandeilo Bertholau), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8414 / 51°50'29"N

Longitude: -3.0013 / 3°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 331113

OS Northings: 216345

OS Grid: SO311163

Mapcode National: GBR F6.V25C

Mapcode Global: VH790.XZP7

Entry Name: Two chest tombs and their railed enclosures in the churchyard of the Church of St Teilo

Listing Date: 5 February 1998

Last Amended: 5 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19313

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: About 10m north of the Church of St Teilo.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Pertholey (Llandeilo Bertholau)

Community: Llantilio Pertholey

Built-Up Area: Abergavenny

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The style of the tombs suggests that the date of death is closely contemporary with the date of construction ie. c1855.

Exterior

Two chest tombs standing immediately next to each other. Limestone ashlar with complete wrought and cast iron railings. Neo Classical style.

a. Tomb of Simon Arorus (?)
Incised corner pilasters, incised panels between. Slab with central ridge. Oldest inscription to Simon Arorus (?), died 1853. The tomb is surrounded by elaborate and pretty wrought iron railings. Dog bars with trefoil heads. The top rail is arched and hooped.

b. Tomb of Mary Ann Elizabeth Evans.
Incised corner pilasters, incised panels between. Slab with central ridge. Oldest inscription to Mary Ann Elizabeth Evans, died 1854. Surrounded by extremely elaborate cast and wrought iron railings with cherubs' heads on the finials of the gate and barley twist ornament to the principal uprights.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved pair of Victorian chest tombs retaining full sets of railings.

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