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Lloyd Chest Tomb at the Church of St Tydecho

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7579 / 52°45'28"N

Longitude: -3.6266 / 3°37'35"W

OS Eastings: 290324

OS Northings: 319047

OS Grid: SH903190

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.Z7K4

Mapcode Global: WH67R.8Y94

Entry Name: Lloyd Chest Tomb at the Church of St Tydecho

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22622

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chest tomb stands in the angle between the porch and the S wall of the nave.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Llanymawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Erected c1790. It is known as Carreg Offrwm as it was used to receive offerings made at funerals.


Built of stone blocks laid on bed, with a cavetto moulded ledger carrying the inscription on the upper face HERE LYETH T(HE)/ BODY OF DOR / OTHEY LLOYD BVRIED H?d 20 FEBRV / ARY AT AETATIS 17"? DVED / ....

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early graveyard chest tomb, which is historic interest as having been used for the ancient custom of the payment of funeral offerings, the 'carreg offrwm'.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Tydecho
    The church stands in a raised oval churchyard, by the road leading NE through the Cwm Dyfi, NE of Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Ty-uchaf
    The house stands just beyond the SW side of the churchyard, fronting the main road running along the NW side of the Dyfi valley.
  • II Pen-y-graean
    The two cottages, Tan-y-graean and Pen-y-graean to the N are set above the main road through the valley, S of the centre of the village.
  • II Tan-y-graean
    The two cottages, Tan-y-graean and the adjoining cottage to the N are situated above and on the E side of the main road through the valley, opposite Ty-isaf, south of the centre of Llanymawddwy.
  • II Ty-isaf
    The building fronts the main N-S road through the valley on the E side, just S of the village centre of Llanymawddwy.
  • II Farm building at Wern-gau
    Wern-gau farm lies on the left bank of the upper Dyfi, above Llanymawddwy. The farm building stands across the farm access road, approximately 30m S of the S gable end of the house.
  • II Wern-gau
    The farm is located on the SE side of the upper Dyfi valley, and is reached by a trackway from Pont-y-pumryd on the main valley road N of Llanymawddwy.
  • II* Bryn Hall
    The house stands in its own grounds below the main road through the Dyfi valley, approximately 520m N of Llanymawddwy.

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