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Latitude: 52.9764 / 52°58'35"N
Longitude: -4.404 / 4°24'14"W
OS Eastings: 238681
OS Northings: 344820
OS Grid: SH386448
Mapcode National: GBR 5B.JJNH
Mapcode Global: WH444.BG22
Entry Name: Early Christian Inscribed Stone in the Churchyard, Llanaelhaearn
Scheduled Date: 10 May 1947
Source ID: 3170
Cadw Legacy ID: CN084
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Inscribed stone
Period: Early Medieval
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Small upright stone dug up in the churchyard in 1923. Height .95m. On one face is an inscription, the inscription consists of six letters and reads MELITV. The mark following the V is due to attempts made to 'complete' the inscription since its discovery.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the early medieval period. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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