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Griffith Family Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Bethel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1649 / 53°9'53"N

Longitude: -4.2097 / 4°12'34"W

OS Eastings: 252373

OS Northings: 365372

OS Grid: SH523653

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.4PVJ

Mapcode Global: WH54D.9QM1

Entry Name: Griffith Family Monument

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22652

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in the graveyard immediately to the rear of Capel Bethel near the chapel's north-western corner.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Bethel

Built-Up Area: Bethel

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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C19 monument and railed enclosure.


Monument and railed enclosure. Cut slate slabs forming square pedestal with stepped plinth and capping and ogee-arched inscription panels; ring shafts to corners and above a smaller pedestal repeating details of that below except with rectangular panels (blank) and globe finial; the whole set in a low railed enclosure with spiked chain linking fleur-de-lys finialed twisted standards. Inscriptions in Welsh to panels of lower pedestal commemorate Y Parch. David Griffith (1792-1875), his wife, Ellen (1795-1885) and their daughters, Mary (d.1850) and Margaret (d.1870).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent and distinctive monument to long-standing C19 minister of Capel Bethel with which the monument has strong group value.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Bethel including railings to forecourt
    Situated towards south-western end of main village street near the point where it joins the B 4366; small forecourt in front has low rubblestone wall with slate coping, fleur-de-lys pointed iron raili
  • II Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel including railings to forecourt
    Situated in forecourt immediately to south-west of Capel Bethel behind continuation of wall and railings to chapel; set of gates in line with entrance to building.
  • II Obelisk Memorial to Robert Griffith
    Set in forecourt to Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on south side of the B 4366 approximately 0.5 km south-west of Bethel.
  • II Ddol
    Situated in a large yard area with a modern bungalow to the north at the end of a short track running off the south-east side of the B4366, approximately 0.5km south-west of Bethel.
  • II Tyddyn-y-berth
    Situated at end of farm track amongst fields on east side of minor road between Llanrug and Bethel; its farmbuildings (not included on this list) lie immediately to the south.
  • II Milestone
    Located on south side of the B 4366 approximately 0.5 km east of Bethel.
  • II Bridge over the Afon Seiont (partly in Llanrug community)
    Located approximately 1km north of Llanrug on the minor road to Bethel at the point where it crosses the Afon Seiont.

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