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Railed Memorial to Protheroe family near W Gate of old Churchyard at Llanelly Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelly, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8267 / 51°49'36"N

Longitude: -3.1155 / 3°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 323217

OS Northings: 214817

OS Grid: SO232148

Mapcode National: GBR F1.W3TT

Mapcode Global: VH6CP.YC90

Entry Name: Railed Memorial to Protheroe family near W Gate of old Churchyard at Llanelly Church

Listing Date: 27 July 2000

Last Amended: 27 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23801

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Memorial is situated near W gate to churchyard, on right-hand side of lawned path.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)

Community: Llanelly

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Erected c. 1863. Unusual memorial consisting of chest tomb wth iron legs, probably cast at the local Clydach Ironworks, which closed in 1877. Other memorials in the churchyard have fluted ironlegs supporting a facetted slab, but the Prothero mmeorial is more elaborate in being a chest-tomb, and having railings.


Chest tomb with large sandstone slab, the deep overhang supported by six cast-iron colonettes with square abaci. Lettered slab is facetted to central ridge. Inscription to W side of chest to Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Prothero d. 30th October 1854 aged 1 year and 6 months, and James, d. March 22nd 1863, aged 9 months. E side of chest has inscription to Alice Protheroe d. 18th September 1878 aged 16 months. Slab has inscription to Thomas Protheroe d. September 18th 1882, his wife Mary Ann d. 1883, Magdalen, wife of Llewellyn Brown d. November 30th 1902 and their daughter Rosamond Ann d. April 13th 1885.

Railings have spear-finials and central stanchions with spike-finials ; ball-finials to corners all missing except one.

Reasons for Listing

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

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