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Meifod Church (St Tysilio and St Mary), cross slab

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 6049
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Community : Meifod
Unitary authority : Powys
NGR : SJ15541318
Site Type (preferred type first) : Early Medieval Cross
Status :

Description :
TWO PARTS (REPAIRED WITH CEMENT) OF A LATE C9TH OR EARLY C10TH SQUARE HEADED CROSS SLAB DECORATED WITH A CENTRAL CRUCIFIX RING-CROSS CONJIONED WITH A LARGE LATIN CROSS (Nash-Williams, V E, 1950). THE OVERALL DESIGN PARALLELS SOME C8TH MEROVINGINAN GRAVE LIDS FROM THE POITIERS REGION OF FRANCE BUT WITH SOME VIKING INFLUENCE WHICH INDICATES THE LATER DATE GIVEN BY Nash-Williams, V E, 1950. THE SLAB MEASURES 1.46M BY 0.26M AND TAPERS FROM 0.56M IN WIDTH AT THE TOP TO 0.35M AT THE BOTTOM WHERE IT SHOWS CONSIDERABLE WEATHERING. NOW STANDING AGAINST THE INSIDE OF THE WEST WALL OF THE S TRANCEPT OF THE CURRENT CHURCH OF ST MARY. ORIG SITING UNKNOWN BUT PROB ASSOCIATED WITH THE EARLY CLAS CHURCH OF MEIFOD (SEE PAR 75).

First mentioned in a letter to Edward Lhuyd in the late 17thC. Beside font in 1829, but in present location by 1874. Apparently recumbent near the chancel rails in c.1830's. 10th century date (because of ringknots). (Edwards forthcoming)
(CPAT, Early Ecclesiastical Settlement project)

Sources :
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1978 , Site visit record - PRN6049
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1992 , Site visit record - PRN6049
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 2003 , CPAT Project Archive - 930
Nash-Williams, V E , 1950 , The Early Christian Monuments Of Wales
Ordnance Survey , 1972 , OS record card SJ11SE 2
Ordnance Survey , 1979 , OS record card SJ11SE 2
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and Monmouthshire , 1911 , Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of the County of Montgomery ( © CPAT)
Silvester, B & Hankinson, R , 2002 , Early Medieval Ecclesiastical and Burial Sites in Mid and North-east Wales: An Interim Report ( © CPAT)
Silvester, B & Hankinson, R , 2003 , Early Medieval Ecclesiastical and Burial Sites in Mid and North-east Wales: The Second Report ( © CPAT)
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements ( © CPAT)
Silvester, R J , 2004 , Early Medieval Ecclesiastical and Burial Sites in Mid and North-East Wales. The Field Assessment and its Impact on the Overall Study ( © CPAT)

Events :

Related PRNs : 75

Compiled date : 31-12-1980


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November 15, 2018, 4:39 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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