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Mesur-y-Dorth Cross-Incised Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9324 / 51°55'56"N

Longitude: -5.1456 / 5°8'44"W

OS Eastings: 183845

OS Northings: 230659

OS Grid: SM838306

Mapcode National: GBR CB.NJB4

Mapcode Global: VH1QQ.RPLJ

Entry Name: Mesur-y-Dorth Cross-Incised Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 149

Cadw Legacy ID: PE047

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llanrhian

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period, which is set into boundary wall of a private dwelling on the road between Fishguard and St. Davids. The wheel headed cross is inscribed into the face of an oblong stone which is c0.9m in height and 0.5m wide.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. A cross marked stone may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described.

Source: Cadw

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