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Downing Hall Inscribed Stone (now in Whitford Church)

A Scheduled Monument in Whitford (Chwitffordd), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.294 / 53°17'38"N

Longitude: -3.2817 / 3°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 314665

OS Northings: 378215

OS Grid: SJ146782

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZJB.9X

Mapcode Global: WH76J.KGHL

Entry Name: Downing Hall Inscribed Stone (now in Whitford Church)

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2828

Cadw Legacy ID: FL013

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of an inscribed stone, a commemorative monument in the form of a stone which has been inscribed with symbols, probably dating to the medieval period. The Downing Hall inscribed stone is a triangular block of stone inscribed hic iacit mulier bona nobili". The original location of the stone is uncertain. It was moved to Dowing Hall by Pennant before 1798.

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

Source: Cadw

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