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Cross-Inscribed Stone in the Chapel, Bardsey Island

A Scheduled Monument in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7641 / 52°45'50"N

Longitude: -4.7868 / 4°47'12"W

OS Eastings: 212070

OS Northings: 322140

OS Grid: SH120221

Mapcode National: GBR GPKD.83K

Mapcode Global: WH33S.FSTC

Entry Name: Cross-Inscribed Stone in the Chapel, Bardsey Island

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2437

Cadw Legacy ID: CN141

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period. The cross-slab is now used as lintel of a stable. Part of the cross is missing, where it has been cut. The cross has expanded terminals and pointed towards the base and measures 0.45m ins in length. The engraved face is 1.38m long and 0.36m wide.

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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