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Inscribed Stone in St Cian's Churchyard, Llangian

A Scheduled Monument in Llanengan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.831 / 52°49'51"N

Longitude: -4.5313 / 4°31'52"W

OS Eastings: 229566

OS Northings: 328939

OS Grid: SH295289

Mapcode National: GBR 55.TPQM

Mapcode Global: WH44V.C3GK

Entry Name: Inscribed Stone in St Cian's Churchyard, Llangian

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 292

Cadw Legacy ID: CN087

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanengan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument, also known as the Martini Stone, comprises an inscribed stone in St Cian's churchyard, Llangian and probably dates from the fifth to mid-sixth centuries AD. There is a possibility that the stone survives in situ. The rough pillar-shaped stone is located S of the church. The stone is triangular in cross-section and leans slightly to the W. It measures c.1.15m in height, 0.34m in width and 0.3m in depth. The Latin inscription reads MELI MEDICI / FILI MARTINI / IACIT, translated as (The stone) of Melus the Doctor

Source: Cadw

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