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Group of three Moses family chest tombs in churchyard of St James, Rudry

A Grade II Listed Building in Rudry, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.572 / 51°34'19"N

Longitude: -3.1655 / 3°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 319319

OS Northings: 186543

OS Grid: ST193865

Mapcode National: GBR HY.D4H9

Mapcode Global: VH6DV.2RV9

Entry Name: Group of three Moses family chest tombs in churchyard of St James, Rudry

Listing Date: 5 March 1999

Last Amended: 5 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21443

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On SE side of the chancel of St James' Church.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Rudry (Rhydri)

Community: Rudry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Three aligned C19 chest tombs. The tomb on the N side has a moulded base, plain angle pilasters, stone slabs on the short sides and brick to the long sides. A projecting capstone has commemorative engravings to Moses family of Rhydygwern, namely Ann Moses (d. 1844), John Moses (d. 1850) and their grand-daughter Mary-Jane Moses (d. 1871). A later engraving commemorates James Moses (d. 1935).

The central tomb has a moulded base, plain angle pilasters and a projecting capstone with saddleback coping. On the S side is a commemorative engraving to John Moses (d. 1851 aged 6 months) and his mother Jane Moses (d. 1852). On the N side is an added engraving to her husband John Moses (d. 1877).

The S tomb is similar to the central tomb, with the same moulded base and angle pilasters, and a projecting capstone with shallow saddleback coping. On the N side is an engraving to William Moses (d. 1855 aged 6 months) and his mother Selina Moses (d. 1869). On the short E face is an added inscription to Martha, daughter of Selina Moses (d. 1871) and a similar inscription in W face to David, son of Selina (d. 1881).

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the church of St James and other associated listed items.

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