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Pair of Memorials to Williams and Jenkins Families W of Churchyard at Llanelly Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelly, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8268 / 51°49'36"N

Longitude: -3.1155 / 3°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 323222

OS Northings: 214830

OS Grid: SO232148

Mapcode National: GBR F1.W3TS

Mapcode Global: VH6CP.YBBX

Entry Name: Pair of Memorials to Williams and Jenkins Families W of Churchyard at Llanelly Church

Listing Date: 27 July 2000

Last Amended: 27 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23799

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Pair of tombs located immediately W of Churchyard Cross.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)

Community: Llanelly

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Unusual late C19 memorials consisting of stone slabs with fluted iron legs, probably cast at the local Clydach Ironworks, which closed in 1877. This type of memorial, a simplification of the sarcophagus type is often found in the area (several at Llangattock, Brecs), the feet usually of stone rather than cast-iron as at Llanelly.


Pair of memorials with large sandstone slabs, each carried on four cast-iron legs. The legs are ribbed and taper from fluted feet to caps. Slabs are facetted to central ridge, with lettering on the four faces. S tomb has inscription to: William Williams d. 16th June 1878 (65); his wife Jane d. May 10th 1896 (83); Mary Anne, daughter, d. 9th October 1838 (9 months) and William Henry Gwynne d, May 15th 1876. N memorial (lichen-covered) has inscription to: William Jenkins d. 1843; his wife Ann d. 1882 and Welsh inscription to Daniel Jenkins of Blaenavon d. 1911 aged 63.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as unusually well-designed late C19 memorials, utilising locally-produced cast-iron; a detail rarely encountered elsewhere in the area. Group value with Church and Cross.

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