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Latitude: 52.9262 / 52°55'34"N
Longitude: -4.1946 / 4°11'40"W
OS Eastings: 252570
OS Northings: 338784
OS Grid: SH525387
Mapcode National: GBR 5M.MMK2
Mapcode Global: WH55K.JQS2
Plus Code: 9C4QWRG4+F5
Entry Name: Monuments to John Williams and Ellis Owen
Listing Date: 30 March 1999
Last Amended: 30 March 1999
Source ID: 21527
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The two monuments stand immediately outside the W door of St Cynhaearn's church, on the right side of the path to the lychgate.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Both monuments were erected c1868 - 1878 to commemorate two famous local bards, Ellis Owen and John Williams (Ioan Madog), bardd godidog, who were members of the Cymdeithas Lenyddol Cefnymeysydd, a local salon set up to promote and further the study and creation of literary, musical and the poetic arts.
Two pink granite tombstones standing side by side, that to the W comprising a cubic die set on a moulded base, with a cornice carrying a stepped cross, all enclosed in low cast iron railings with fleur terminals. The second, to the E, consists of a short column with a cavetto-sided conical apex carrying a turned vase. One inscribed to John Williams [Ioan Madog], bardd godidog, d.1878, the second to Ellis Owen of Cefn Meusydd, d.1868, both being well known literary figures in S Caernarfonshire in the 3rd quarter of the C19.
Included as good C19 monuments to important local literary figures of the period.
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