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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 (VERACIUS/PRIEST/LIES/HERE) and probably dates to the late fifth century or early sixth century. The lettering is exceptionally well preserved.

Found near the farm now called Gors beneath Mynydd Anelog in the 18th century along with the Senacus Stone (CN089). It now resides inside St Hywyn's Church, Aberdaron.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval inscribed stones and ecclesiastical life. Only the stone is scheduled.

Source: Cadw

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