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Bowen/Roberts Monuments in Llansantfrraid churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Sarn, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5394 / 51°32'21"N

Longitude: -3.5913 / 3°35'28"W

OS Eastings: 289734

OS Northings: 183481

OS Grid: SS897834

Mapcode National: GBR HC.GCC7

Mapcode Global: VH5HB.PKSQ

Plus Code: 9C3RGCQ5+QF

Entry Name: Bowen/Roberts Monuments in Llansantfrraid churchyard

Listing Date: 22 July 1998

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20180

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On the E boundary of the churchyard.

County: Bridgend

Community: St. Bride's Minor (Llansanffraid-ar-Ogwr)

Community: St Brides Minor

Locality: Sarn

Built-Up Area: Sarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Those commemorated are T E Roberts of Ynyslas Farm d 1908 and son Charlie d 1906 (left); Mary Ann, wife of Thomas Roberts d 1939 (centre); Jennett Davies nee Bowen d 1882 and buried at Woodlaw Cemetery USA (right); other secondary inscriptions. At least two monuments were erected by Miss Ann Bowen of Ynyslas Farm Blackmill 1908; she died 1921 and is added to the commemorative inscription right. It would appear that the centre monument is a later insertion. Tomb slab right signed by Mossford of Bridgend.


Group of 3 tall tombstones standing side by side, each comprising a tall rectangular pier on a plinth standing on a stone base, the top draped with a cloth, and a wreath over the inscription panel. On the piers stand to left the bust of a man in contemporary dress; in the centre a draped and wreathed urn; to right the bust of a woman in contemporary dress, the two figures believed to be likenesses of the deceased. Saddleback tomb slabs at base to the two figures.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual group of 3 figurative tombstones; group value with other churchyard monuments, the cross and the church.

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