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Group of 4 Hopkin and Jenkins tombs within iron railings on the W side of the path to the S porch

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynwyd Middle (Llangynwyd - Canol), Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5865 / 51°35'11"N

Longitude: -3.6509 / 3°39'3"W

OS Eastings: 285718

OS Northings: 188805

OS Grid: SS857888

Mapcode National: GBR H9.C8DH

Mapcode Global: VH5H3.NDR4

Entry Name: Group of 4 Hopkin and Jenkins tombs within iron railings on the W side of the path to the S porch

Listing Date: 8 September 1998

Last Amended: 8 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20434

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The goup of four tombs are enclosed in cast iron railings, and placed c.20m S of the S porch.

County: Bridgend

Town: Llangynwyd Middle

Community: Llangynwyd Middle (Llangynwyd - Canol)

Community: Llangynwyd Middle

Locality: Llangynwyd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

A railed family burial ground including tombs from the later C18 to the early C20.

Exterior

Enclosure formed with late C18-early C19 cast iron railings with fleur terminals, 10 balusters between each round and collared stanchion, and each having a sharply pointed terminal. Within, in the NE corner of the enclosure: (a) Narrow chest tomb built of ashlar, with undercut chamfered ledger slab, inscribed to David Hopkin, d.1762, his son, also David, d.1799, and John David added 1805. In the SW corner of the enclosure: (b) Chest tomb with wide fluted corner pilasters and moulded base, with a hipped capstone, the N side inscribed to Gwenllian Jenkins, d.1880. Ancestors inscribed on top, including Jane Jenkins of Gelli, d.1785, William Treharne of Gelly, d.1839, and Elizabeth, daughter of Gwenllian, d.1872. In the NW corner, a shaped headstone to William Lewis of Gelly Mill, d.1847, and wife, and in the SE corner, a red granite keeled hogback tomb to William Treharne Jenkins fo Gelli, d.1909.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine group of tombs set within early C19 railings, of group value within the well-furnished churchyard of the church of St Cynwyd.

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