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Inscribed Stone in St Llawddog's Churchyard, Cenarth

A Scheduled Monument in Cenarth, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0448 / 52°2'41"N

Longitude: -4.5237 / 4°31'25"W

OS Eastings: 227022

OS Northings: 241491

OS Grid: SN270414

Mapcode National: GBR D5.F8LC

Mapcode Global: VH2MY.JVVV

Entry Name: Inscribed Stone in St Llawddog's Churchyard, Cenarth

Scheduled Date: 24 September 1947

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2106

Cadw Legacy ID: CM072

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cenarth

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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. Also known as the Gellidywyll Stone, the monument comprises an inscribed stone in St Llawddog's churchyard, Cenarth, which probably dates to the 5 - early 6th centuries AD. The rough pillar-shaped stone is located SW of the church near to the porch. The stone was moved to its current location in 1896. The stone is aligned NNW-SSE and measures 1.5m in height, 0.7m in length and 0.47m in width. It is triangular in cross-section and possesses tapering sides that rise to a rounded top. A Latin inscription in Roman capitals, which reads CURCAGNI / FILI ANDAGELLI, is inscribed in two vertical lines on the flattened SW face.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval religious and funerary practices. The stone's importance is enhanced by its epigraphic content, which remains clearly incised.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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