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Cross-Incised Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddowror, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.8026 / 51°48'9"N

Longitude: -4.5319 / 4°31'54"W

OS Eastings: 225524

OS Northings: 214587

OS Grid: SN255145

Mapcode National: GBR D5.XLJP

Mapcode Global: VH2P3.DYJG

Entry Name: Cross-Incised Stones

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2796

Cadw Legacy ID: CM161

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanddowror

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument consists of two stones with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period. The stones stand side by side in the field to the west of the church.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. 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 and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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