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Monument to John Owen & William Llwyd at Capel y Berthen

A Grade II Listed Building in Lixwm, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2337 / 53°14'1"N

Longitude: -3.2482 / 3°14'53"W

OS Eastings: 316779

OS Northings: 371464

OS Grid: SJ167714

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.09GR

Mapcode Global: WH76R.2ZHC

Entry Name: Monument to John Owen & William Llwyd at Capel y Berthen

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24661

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the centre of the lawn in front of the chapel.

County: Flintshire

Community: Ysceifiog

Community: Ysceifiog

Locality: Lixwm

Built-Up Area: Lixwm

Traditional County: Flintshire

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By T. Jones of Berthen, and erected in 1923 to commemorate John Owen (1733-76), the founder of the chapel and pioneer of the Methodist cause in Flintshire, and William Llwyd (1734-1810), one of the founders of Welsh Methodism in Liverpool.


A polished granite monolith on a stepped concrete plinth. The rectangular base tapers slightly and has chamfered angles. Above it the monolith is triangular with scallop shells on the base and a moulded cap. The front faces have inscriptions to John Owen and William Llwyd, with inscriptions to members of Owen's family on the base.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine early C20 monument, of interest for commemorating 2 leading figures in the history of Methodism in the region, and for group value with Capel y Berthen.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel y Berthen
    At the N end of Lixwm village, set back behind a lawn with boundary railings on the N side of a minor road between Lixwm and Ysceifiog.
  • II Llwyn Tew
    An isolated house on the W side of Lixwm village, reached by track and footpath on the W side of the B5121.
  • II Bakehouse at Llwyn Tew
    On the E side of the house.
  • II Pantyrodyn Cottage
    On the W side of the main road through the village.
  • II Wayside Cottage
    On the E side of Lixwm village and set back from the road behind a rubble-stone wall.
  • II Pen-ffynnon-y-cyff
    An isolated house at the S end of the village, and reached by private track on the W side of the B5121.
  • II Gledlom
    Approximately 0.75km SE of Ysceifiog church and reached by farm road S of Ffordd Gledlom between Ysceifiog and Lixwm.
  • II Coedybrain
    Approximately 0.7km S of Lixwm reached by farm road SW of the B5121.

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