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Williams Memorial in SW corner of old Churchyard at Llanelly Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelly, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8266 / 51°49'35"N

Longitude: -3.1153 / 3°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 323231

OS Northings: 214808

OS Grid: SO232148

Mapcode National: GBR F1.W3VY

Mapcode Global: VH6CP.YCD2

Entry Name: Williams Memorial in SW corner of old Churchyard at Llanelly Church

Listing Date: 27 July 2000

Last Amended: 27 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23802

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Memorial is situated towards SW corner of churchyard, on W side of lawned path.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)

Community: Llanelly

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Erected c. 1866. Unusual memorial 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.


Memorial with large sandstone slab, carried on four cast-iron legs. The legs are ribbed and taper from fluted feet to caps. Lettered slab is facetted to central ridge.

Carefully-lettered inscription and scriptural text to Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Williams of Penygraig, Llanelly, who died 1st March 1866 aged 29.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusually well-designed late C19 memorial, utilising locally-produced cast-iron; a detail rarely encountered elsewhere in the area. Group value with Church and Cross.

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