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Churchyard at St. Martin's Parish

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne Township, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.776 / 51°46'33"N

Longitude: -4.462 / 4°27'43"W

OS Eastings: 230243

OS Northings: 211458

OS Grid: SN302114

Mapcode National: GBR D7.ZCVY

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.LMZD

Entry Name: Churchyard at St. Martin's Parish

Listing Date: 25 September 1986

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9624

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Old churchyard on northern outskirts of Town Centre bounded to N and E by rubble walls.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Laugharne Township

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Exterior

Retains a particularly fine collection of C18 and C19 monuments, including some marble and of classical style. Steps up to E with a 2-tier terrace, rubble revetment walls and further monuments. Funerary vaults exist beneath lower terrace, one with segmental voussoir arched entrance (blocked) has inscribed stone reading. "The Family Vault of Robert Holderness Esq. Laugharne 1873".

In the new churchyard there is a simple wooden cross at the grave of Dylan Thomas, died 1953.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Parish Church of St. Martin
    Set in an elevated churchyard to N of the town centre
  • II Clifton House
    Laugharne Township
  • II The Limes
    Set across the slope at the junction with Clifton Street, reached by ramped and iron railed pavement
  • II Moir House
    Set across the slope, attached to The Limes on the left and Rosetta at an angle to the right; ramped
  • II Rosetta
    Opposite Great House and atached at an angle to Moir House; iron railed walks to front above the roa
  • II Dragon Park
    Detached to the left.
  • II* Great House
    At the end of a continuous row of frontages, stepped up from the Vicarage.
  • II Vicarage
    Slightly canted street frontage adjoining Great House; continuous sequence of frontages to left.

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