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Newborough Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7644 / 52°45'51"N

Longitude: -4.7876 / 4°47'15"W

OS Eastings: 212020

OS Northings: 322180

OS Grid: SH120221

Mapcode National: GBR GPKD.7R4

Mapcode Global: WH33S.FSF2

Entry Name: Newborough Cross

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20052

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in separately walled enclosure just N of the Abbey graveyard.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Yr Enlli / Bardsey Island

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Very large memorial cross to the 3rd Baron Newborough erected by the Hon F G Wynn in 1891. It was made by Messrs Hugh Jones & Co, Seiont Marble Works, Caernarfon, of Anglesey marble from the Moelfra Quarries, owned by J R Roberts, Pentraeth. It is 8.53m high and weighs over 30.4 tonnes.

Exterior

Memorial cross, massive tooled blocks of grey stone, the cross itself a single monolith with sheer tapering shaft and wheel-cross head with incised decoration of 3 sunflower roundels in arms and vesica with monogramme in centre. Plain square base on massive monolith square pedestal with inscription and plinth of 2 massive slabs, all unornamented. Inscription to Sir Spencer Bulkely Wynn, 5th Baronet, 3rd Baron Newborough of Glynllifon and Bodfean 1803-1888, buried here 1889. Rear inscription records that cross was erected in 1891 by F G Wynn.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an impressive memorial in the revived Celtic style, one of a series of memorial crosses in the Abbey graveyard.

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