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Holland Chest Tomb, including adjacent Tombstone to N, in churchyard of St Elian's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws yn Rhos, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2726 / 53°16'21"N

Longitude: -3.7053 / 3°42'18"W

OS Eastings: 286379

OS Northings: 376428

OS Grid: SH863764

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZKL.MK

Mapcode Global: WH65D.10VG

Entry Name: Holland Chest Tomb, including adjacent Tombstone to N, in churchyard of St Elian's Church

Listing Date: 2 July 1998

Last Amended: 2 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20093

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located within the churchyard immediately S of the chancel.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Betws yn Rhos

Community: Betws Yn Rhos

Locality: Llanelian-yn-Rhos

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Exterior

Sandstone chest tomb dated 1612, with shallow-relief heraldic carving and simple strapwork-derived decoration; moulded cornice and base. Around the rim of the raised tombstone is a memorial inscription in raised letters to 'HUMFRIDVS HOLLAND' (of Teyrdan) d.1612. Inscribed later on the tombstone is a memorial inscription to Thomas Holland Esq of Teirdan, d.1683 and one to John Holland d.1718.

Immediately N of the chest tomb is a low sandstone tombstone with incised memorial inscription to Jane Price, wife of Thomas Holland (see above), who died in 1673.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a good early C17 chest tomb and for group value with other listed items at St Elian's Church.

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