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Church of St. Cadwaladr, Meyrick memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.196 / 53°11'45"N

Longitude: -4.4208 / 4°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 238379

OS Northings: 369286

OS Grid: SH383692

Mapcode National: GBR 5B.2LKZ

Mapcode Global: WH42Z.2X3Q

Entry Name: Church of St. Cadwaladr, Meyrick memorial

Listing Date: 3 September 1998

Last Amended: 3 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20395

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The memorial is located in the churchyard directly NW of the N chapel of the church of St. Cadwaladr in Llangadwaladr.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bodorgan

Community: Bodorgan

Locality: Llangadwaladr

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

The memorial was erected by Sir George Augustus Eliot Tapps-Gervis Meyrick Bart. to his uncle Owen John Augustus Fuller Meyrick Esquire of Bodorgan d.1876, and was probably erected when Sir George Meyrick inherited the Bodorgan estate in 1896.

The Bodorgan estate is the Anglesey seat of the Meyrick family and by late C19 the largest estate on the island; the Meyrick family have had close ties with the adjacent church of St. Cadwaladr, the original N chapel of which was built in 1640 by Richard Owen Meyrick Esq. and of a vault beneath by his great grandson Owen Meyrick, 1730; the chapel was rebuilt by Owen Putland Meyrick Esqr. in 1801.

Exterior

A Celtic Revival memorial cross set on a rectangular plinth with tapering sides. The cross is rectangular in plan with slightly tapering shaft and square-ended arms; with roll-moulding at the angles and the shaft and each of the arms decorated with intricate Celtic knotwork in relief. To the centre of each side of the cross is a circular recess containing a pictorial representation of a tower and raven. On the plinth is a recessed panel bearing the inscription: Erected by Sir George E W T Meyrick Bart. In loving memory of his uncle Owen John Augustus Fuller Meyrick Esquire of Bodorgan. Died February 12th, 1896.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an excellent example of a Celtic Revival memorial cross, well-detailed and elaborately carved. The memorial is of particular historic interest for its connection with the Meyrick family of Bodorgan, whose family vault lies beneath the adjacent N chapel of the church of St. Cadwaladr.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St.Cadwaladr
    Located within an enclosed rectangular churchyard (now extended to the SE); set back from the N side of the A4080 in the hamlet of Llangadwaladr.
  • II Churchyard gate to Church of St. Cadwaladr
    Set at the W end of the S wall of the enclosed rectangular churchyard of the church of St. Cadwaladr; set back from the N side of the A4080 in Llangadwaladr.
  • II Old Rectory
    Slightly set back from the N side of the A4080 in Llangadwaladr; the rectory lies c. 50m S of the church of St. Cadwaladr.
  • II Old School
    Set back from the SW side of the A4080, directly opposite the junction with the B4422 to Bethel; lies c. 100m W of the church of St. Cadwaladr.
  • II Sarn Lodge
    Located at the SE side of the junction of the A4080 with the road leading down to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1.65km N of the main house at Bodorgan.
  • II Melin Hermon
    Set back from the N side of the A4080 at Hermon, c. 700m SE of the church of St. Cadwaladr in Llangadwaladr.
  • II Front lodge gates at Bodorgan
    Set at the W side of the main (N) approach to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1km N of the main house.
  • II Front Lodge at Bodorgan
    Set at the W side of the main (N) approach to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1km N of the main house.

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