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Churchyard wall, gates and war memorial at Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9558 / 51°57'20"N

Longitude: -3.7881 / 3°47'17"W

OS Eastings: 277223

OS Northings: 230100

OS Grid: SN772301

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.LYVT

Mapcode Global: VH5F9.937J

Entry Name: Churchyard wall, gates and war memorial at Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 30 September 1999

Last Amended: 30 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22385

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Curving wall enclosing all but N side of churchyard in Myddfai village.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandovery

Community: Myddfai

Community: Myddfai

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Churchyard wall to ancient churchyard. Said to have been rebuilt about 1809-10 with stone from Rhyblid, S of the village. Mostly rough rubble retaining wall, the three gateways with limestone piers and wrought iron gates are earlier C19 in style. The War Memorial was added c1920.

Exterior

Churchyard wall, mostly plain rubble stone retaining wall but three earlier C19 pedestrian gates with stone gatepiers, at NE, NW and S entries to churchyard. The NE and NW entries have gatepiers abutting rubble walling, S gatepiers are shorter, up flight of broad stone steps and integrated into rubble walling. Plain single block plinths, flat cornices and pyramid caps. Paired iron gates with dog-bars, spearhead finials, mid rails, top rail ramped down, and lattice bars down each outer edge. War Memorial to right of S gate, has Gothic marble plaque in column-shafted surround, recessed in sandstone frame with pediment. Crossed swords in pediment.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the boundary wall of an ancient rounded churchyard with well made early C19 entrance gates. Of group value with church and village buildings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Plough Inn
    Situated in centre of village, S of the church.
  • II Old Post Office
    Situated in centre of village, opposite Plough Inn, attached to Church House.
  • II Church House
    Situated in centre of village, S of Myddfai church, attached to former Post Office.
  • II Telephone Call-box (01550 720559)
    Situated in village, to S of parish church, across road from churchyard wall, and N of Church House.
  • II Llangoedmor House
    Situated to S of the Plough Inn in Myddfai village.
  • II Ger y Lan
    Situated as lower house in terraced short row SE of Myddfai church.
  • I Church of St Michael
    Situated in rounded churchyard in centre of the village.
  • II Bailey Glas
    Situated in middle of middle terrace E of Myddfai church, stepped down from Ty'r Graig and up from Ger y Llan.

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