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Churhyard Walls to N and S of St Machreth's Church including Jones and Vaughan Family Monuments

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7855 / 52°47'7"N

Longitude: -3.8486 / 3°50'55"W

OS Eastings: 275423

OS Northings: 322484

OS Grid: SH754224

Mapcode National: GBR 62.XFLL

Mapcode Global: WH56H.V7HW

Entry Name: Churhyard Walls to N and S of St Machreth's Church including Jones and Vaughan Family Monuments

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16017

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Llanfachreth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Low rubble walls enclosing the churchyard in an irregular semi-circle from the N around to the S; C19 and earlier. The wall begins at the rear of a rubble cottage immediately N of the E end of the church. From this point it continues around in an arc to join the lychgate S of the tower; here it continues for a further 40m where it terminates at a point some 12m E of the E end of the church. This final stretch is effectively a retaining wall, with only a short section of parapet visible above ground immediately to the E of the lychgate. Large boulder foundations here indicate that this section at least pre-dates the early C19 rebuilding of the church. Entrance to NW with C20 boarded gate; from here to the lychgate the wall slopes down and is coped with slate slabs.

The churchyard survives in a comparatively unaltered state and retains many C18 and C19 gravestones and chest tombs in their original haphazard arrangement. Notable amongst these is the mid C19 Jones of Hengwrt enclosure to the W, with Gothic cast iron railings, and a large raised slate sarcophagus to Sir Rober tWilliames Vaughan and family to the NW (1843-58).

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with St. Machreth's church and lychgate.

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