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Six Inscribed Stones in St Tudclud's Church, Penmachno

A Scheduled Monument in Bro Machno, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0389 / 53°2'19"N

Longitude: -3.8062 / 3°48'22"W

OS Eastings: 278993

OS Northings: 350590

OS Grid: SH789505

Mapcode National: GBR 63.DKXH

Mapcode Global: WH669.HWR6

Entry Name: Six Inscribed Stones in St Tudclud's Church, Penmachno

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 209

Cadw Legacy ID: CN182

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

Four inscribed stones, now hung on the N chancel wall of Penmachno church.

Also in the church, now hung on the N wall of the nave, are an incised cross-marked stone and a stone grave cover.

Archaeological Item # CN182A A rough pillar stone 72cm long by 30cm wide. There is a Latin inscription in five horizontal lines, preceded by the Chi-Rho monogram. The inscription reads CARAUSIUS/HIC IACIT/IN HOC CON/GERIES LA/PIDUM. Now situated on N wall of chancel of Penmachno church.

Archaeological Item # CN182B A rough pillar stone 114cm long by 18cm wide. There is a fragmentary Latin inscription in one line reading vertically downwards. The inscription reads ]ORIA (h)IC IACIT. Now situated on N wall of chancel of Penmachno church.

Archaeological Item # CN182C A rough pillar stone 89cm long by 25cm wide. There is a Latin inscription in five lines (three on the main face, two on left edge) reading vertically downwards: CANTIORI(x) HIC IACIT/[V]ENEDOTIS CIVE(s) FVIT/[C]ONSOBRINO(s)/MA[G]LI/MAGISTRAT-. Now situated on N wall of chancel of Penmachno church.

Archaeological Item # CN182D A rough pillar stone 102cm long by 24cm wide. There is a Latin inscription in four lines, one reading vertically downwards, the others horizontally across the bottom. ]FILI AVAITORI//IN TE(m)PO[RE]/ IVSTI[NI]/CON[SULI(s)]. Now situated on N wall of chancel of Penmachno church.

Archaeological Item # CN182E A rough pillar stone 120cm long by 18cm wide. Decorated with a rudely incised equal-armed cross. Now situated on N wall of nave of Penmachno church.

Archaeological Item # CN182F A stone slab with the top broken off 1.45m long and 0.34m wide. Decorated with an incised cross on a three-stepped base. Now situated on N wall of nave of Penmachno church.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones. They retain significant archaeological potential.

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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