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Latitude: 51.8268 / 51°49'36"N
Longitude: -3.1155 / 3°6'55"W
OS Eastings: 323222
OS Northings: 214830
OS Grid: SO232148
Mapcode National: GBR F1.W3TS
Mapcode Global: VH6CP.YBBX
Entry Name: Pair of Memorials to Williams and Jenkins Families W of Churchyard at Llanelly Church
Listing Date: 27 July 2000
Last Amended: 27 July 2000
Source ID: 23799
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Pair of tombs located immediately W of Churchyard Cross.
Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Unusual late C19 memorials consisting of stone slabs with fluted iron legs, probably cast at the local Clydach Ironworks, which closed in 1877. This type of memorial, a simplification of the sarcophagus type is often found in the area (several at Llangattock, Brecs), the feet usually of stone rather than cast-iron as at Llanelly.
Pair of memorials with large sandstone slabs, each carried on four cast-iron legs. The legs are ribbed and taper from fluted feet to caps. Slabs are facetted to central ridge, with lettering on the four faces. S tomb has inscription to: William Williams d. 16th June 1878 (65); his wife Jane d. May 10th 1896 (83); Mary Anne, daughter, d. 9th October 1838 (9 months) and William Henry Gwynne d, May 15th 1876. N memorial (lichen-covered) has inscription to: William Jenkins d. 1843; his wife Ann d. 1882 and Welsh inscription to Daniel Jenkins of Blaenavon d. 1911 aged 63.
Listed as unusually well-designed late C19 memorials, utilising locally-produced cast-iron; a detail rarely encountered elsewhere in the area. Group value with Church and Cross.
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