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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
Source ID: 19313
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: About 10m north of the Church of St Teilo.
Community: Llantilio Pertholey (Llandeilo Bertholau)
Community: Llantilio Pertholey
Built-Up Area: Abergavenny
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The style of the tombs suggests that the date of death is closely contemporary with the date of construction ie. c1855.
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.
Included as a well preserved pair of Victorian chest tombs retaining full sets of railings.
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