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Pair of Chest Tombs at the Church of St Saeran

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanynys, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1536 / 53°9'13"N

Longitude: -3.3428 / 3°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 310302

OS Northings: 362673

OS Grid: SJ103626

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.5BJ4

Mapcode Global: WH772.MZDR

Entry Name: Pair of Chest Tombs at the Church of St Saeran

Listing Date: 18 August 1999

Last Amended: 18 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22152

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in the churchyard immediately NW of the church, underneath an ancient yew tree.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanynys

Community: Llanynys

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Pair of late C17 sandstone chest tombs. Each has a tombstone with relief-carved guilloche edge decoration. These rest upon rectangular chests with 3-bay blind arcading to the sides and single shallow arched niches to the ends; grooved decoration. The left-hand tomb has an inscribed stone to Mathew Jones, steward to Sir William Williams, Bart., (of Plas-y-Ward), who died in 1703; below the primary inscription is inscribed: 'Repaired by John Yale of Plas-yn-Yale and his heir 1767.'

The right-hand tombstone is inscribed with the name of Elizabeth Evans, daughter of Thomas Evans of 'Skybion', (d.1684), together with her sister Doulse Evans (d.1686; later inscription to Elin Roberts of Pant Glas, d.1745.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a good pair of late C17 and early C18 chest tombs.

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

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