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Chest Tomb at the Church of St Saeran

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanynys, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1535 / 53°9'12"N

Longitude: -3.3424 / 3°20'32"W

OS Eastings: 310325

OS Northings: 362656

OS Grid: SJ103626

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.5BLD

Mapcode Global: WH772.MZKV

Entry Name: Chest Tomb at the Church of St Saeran

Listing Date: 18 August 1999

Last Amended: 18 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22140

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in the churchyard approximately 10m SE of the porch.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanynys

Community: Llanynys

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Early C18 chest tomb.


Rectangular sandstone chest tomb with moulded tombstone; 3 relief-carved roundels to each of the long sides, with single roundels to the ends. The central roundel on the N side has a carved crown with crossed trumpets; the corresponding roundel on the S side has a skull and cross-bones motif. The tombstone bears a memorial inscription to Elizabeth and John Simon, children of John Simon of Glan Clwyd, who died in 1730 and 1738 respectively.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a fine and unusual example of an early C18 chest tomb.

Group value with other listed items at St Saeran's church.

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