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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 stone is securely located within the sheltered protection of Bardsey Island Chapel. The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period.

Part of the cross is missing, where it has been cut. The cross has expanded terminals and measures 0.45m 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.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described.

Source: Cadw

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