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Morris family tomb in Llangunnor churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangunnor, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8591 / 51°51'32"N

Longitude: -4.2814 / 4°16'53"W

OS Eastings: 242987

OS Northings: 220294

OS Grid: SN429202

Mapcode National: GBR DH.T2N2

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.QJXP

Entry Name: Morris family tomb in Llangunnor churchyard

Listing Date: 16 January 2004

Last Amended: 16 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82391

Location: On the NW side of the church.

County: Carmarthenshire

Communities: Llangunnor (Llangynnwr)

Community: Llangunnor

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Including the grave of Sir Lewis Morris (1833-1907), poet, educationalist and lawyer. His best-known poetical works include The Epic of Hades (1876-7) and 'The Physicians of Myddfai'. From 1878 he held offices at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, as successively honorary secretary, joint treasurer and vice president.

Exterior

Three saddleback grave slabs with simple memorial inscriptions, enclosed by a freestone kerb and dwarf cast iron railings incorporating quatrefoils and finials. The S grave is to Sir Lewis Morris, the central to Rebecca Morris (1817-1861), the N to Lewis Edward William Morris (1797-1872).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as including the grave of an important figure in C19 literature and education in Wales.

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