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Cross Inscribed Stone Near Capel Uchaf

A Scheduled Monument in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.023 / 53°1'22"N

Longitude: -4.3416 / 4°20'29"W

OS Eastings: 243040

OS Northings: 349869

OS Grid: SH430498

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.FFV9

Mapcode Global: WH43Z.88TT

Entry Name: Cross Inscribed Stone Near Capel Uchaf

Scheduled Date: 9 February 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3187

Cadw Legacy ID: CN213

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Clynnog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period. The stone which is of a coarse conglomerate measures c0.9m long and 0.4m wide with the cross clearly visible. The cross itself is a simple incised design with arms of approximately the same size. The cross is enclosed by a slightly oval incised ring measuring 0.23 along the shaft and 20cm along the arms. The stone is set in a low roadside boundary wall.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. A cross marked stone may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described.

Source: Cadw

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