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Latitude: 53.185 / 53°11'5"N
Longitude: -3.3913 / 3°23'28"W
OS Eastings: 307122
OS Northings: 366222
OS Grid: SJ071662
Mapcode National: GBR 6N.3BPR
Mapcode Global: WH771.W67P
Entry Name: Chest Tomb of Twm O'r Nant at the Church of St Marcella
Listing Date: 20 July 2000
Last Amended: 20 July 2000
Source ID: 23659
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: In the churchyard, immediately to the SW of the church tower, beneath a venerable yew tree.
Community: Denbigh (Dinbych)
Built-Up Area: Denbigh
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Early C19 chest tomb to Thomas Edwards 'Twm O'r Nant' (1739-1810), bard and playwright, known as the Cambrian Shakespeare.
Rectangular chest tomb of polished slate; 2-panel sides with fielded panels having extruded corners; single panel ends, that to the E with modern slate plaque affixed having the carved inscription:'Bedd Twm O'r Nant'. The tomb-slab has chamfered sides and has a primary carved inscription at the top: 'Here lieth the body of Thomas Edwards of Nant, The Cambrian Shakespeare, with his wife and four of his daughters. Died April 3rd 1810 aged 71.' Two later verses in Welsh inscribed below.
Listed for its special interest as the tomb of Twm O'r Nant, 'the Cambrian Shakespeare' (1739-1810).
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