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Group of 2 chest tombs in the churchyard to SW of church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangors, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9469 / 51°56'48"N

Longitude: -3.2903 / 3°17'24"W

OS Eastings: 311413

OS Northings: 228389

OS Grid: SO114283

Mapcode National: GBR YT.MGGZ

Mapcode Global: VH6C0.XBFB

Entry Name: Group of 2 chest tombs in the churchyard to SW of church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 21 August 1998

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20299

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the churchyard S of the W tower of the church.

County: Powys

Community: Llangors (Llan-gors)

Community: Llangors

Locality: Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Bevan monument commemorates Elizabeth wife of John Bevan of Tredegar Ironworks and daughter of William and Elizabeth Perrott of Penypentre d 1836, John Bevan d 1846, Caroline daughter d 1849, John son d 1849, Theophilus son d at Caldicott 1877; also Lydia Perrott d at Ash Vale, Tredegar Ironworks 1858. Morgan monument commemorates Margaret wife of Thomas Morgan of Tredegar Ironworks d 1838, their children who died in infancy and Margaret daughter d 1842; also Thomas William son of Thomas Morgan and Ann his wife d 1840 in infancy.

Exterior

Pair of tall chest tombs of sandstone. That to S to Bevan family has primary inscription on E side, others to S and W; attached colonettes to corners, decorative frieze, overhanging cornice rising to the iron fitting for a former urn now broken and lying beneath; 4 stone feet stand on a tiered stone base. That to N to Morgan family has primary inscription on S side and another E; chest is splayed outward to deep moulded plinth; heavy moulded pedimented cornice is surmounted by large fluted urn now split.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a pair of good early C19 chest tombs, in a prominent position in the churchyard and with interesting industrial connections to the Tredegar ironworks. Group value with the church and other churchyard monuments.

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