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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
Source ID: 23802
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Memorial is situated towards SW corner of churchyard, on W side of lawned path.
Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
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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