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Latitude: 52.9401 / 52°56'24"N
Longitude: -4.1719 / 4°10'18"W
OS Eastings: 254146
OS Northings: 340287
OS Grid: SH541402
Mapcode National: GBR 5N.LT7Z
Mapcode Global: WH55K.WCLD
Entry Name: Chest Tomb in churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
Listing Date: 30 March 1999
Last Amended: 30 March 1999
Source ID: 21532
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The Church of St Bueno lies along a minor road running SW from Penmorfa. The chest tomb is close to the SE angle of the chancel.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The large chest tomb is that of William Maurice of Clenennau, d.1622. The inscribed panel has apparently been moved to its present position perhaps during a refurbishment. The size of the tomb is, according to local belief, because he was buried with his horse.
A large chest tomb built of rubble stonework and roughly rendered, and covered with an edge moulded ledger compounded of 3 slabs of standard proportions. At the NE corner, a sandstone panel reads: HER LYETH... / THE:REC.../ WILL..... MAU... CLENE.../ DIED THE ...ANO DOmin 1622.
Included as an exceptionally large chest tomb, and if the inscription relates to its construction, an early example of the type.
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