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Tomb to Henry Vaughan to E of Church of St Ffraed

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9032 / 51°54'11"N

Longitude: -3.2767 / 3°16'36"W

OS Eastings: 312260

OS Northings: 223510

OS Grid: SO122235

Mapcode National: GBR YT.QCVS

Mapcode Global: VH6C7.5F3C

Entry Name: Tomb to Henry Vaughan to E of Church of St Ffraed

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21178

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Towards the E edge of Llansantffraed churchyard; stands in a later flagged area part enclosed by railings.

County: Powys

Communities: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Llansantffraed

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Henry Vaughan was one ot the school of C17 metaphysical poets, also a member of the important Vaughan family of Tretower. His family lived at nearby Newton, where he is believed to have been born; his brother served as rector of Llansantffraed church, and his sister lived at Trebinshwn on the other side of the mountain near Llangorse Lake. Inscription may have been recut.

Exterior

Large flat tomb slab built up from ground inscribed Henricus Vaughan Siluris MD OBIT 1695 with Latin epitaph and large engraved crest of 3 bonnetted faces with a chevron, grooved edge to inscription. Separate stone at foot engraved HVE 1689.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its importance as the gravestone of a nationally important literary figure.

Group value with the Church of St Ffraed, the Gwynne Holford monument and Llansantffraed House.

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