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The Veracius Stone (formerly in Tudweiliog, Dwyfer)

A Scheduled Monument in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8039 / 52°48'14"N

Longitude: -4.7113 / 4°42'40"W

OS Eastings: 217331

OS Northings: 326375

OS Grid: SH173263

Mapcode National: GBR GPR8.SVZ

Mapcode Global: WH33M.LSR9

Entry Name: The Veracius Stone (formerly in Tudweiliog, Dwyfer)

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2425

Cadw Legacy ID: CN090

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A water-worn boulder 0.92 m high, 0.29 m wide at the base, and about 220 mm thick. A Latin inscription in four horizontal lines reads: VERACIVS/PBR/HIC/IACIT. The lettering is exceptionally well preserved. The stone stands outside the garden shed in the courtyard of Cefmamwlch house.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval inscribed stones. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

Source: Cadw

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