Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Cross, Penmon Priory Church

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2543
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llangoed
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH6304880730
Site Type (preferred type first) : Early Medieval CROSS
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument , Cared for by the State

Description :
A free-standing cross c.1000 in Deer Park (SH62628082), which is said to have formerly stood close to the Priory church. It is in good condition but quite weathered. <1>

The cross stands 450 yards WNW of St. Seriol's church and it is heavily ornamented with key patterns and interlace. Panels with 'St. Anthony' and two demons c.1000. (RCAHMW, 1937)

The cross was removed to the Priory Church in 1977 to prevent further deterioration through weathering. Excavations produced no evidence that this was the original site of the cross. <3> <4>

It is a good example of the N Britain style. Wheel cross with slender shafts and typical Gauts combination of ring chain, two cord plait, fret pattern. <5> <6>

For a description of the ornament see Nash Williams 1950. <9>

Sources :
Holme, G. , 1926 , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club.
Longley, D. , 2006 , St. Seiriol's Church and Prior's House, Penmon ( © GAT)
Pritchard, W. , 1914 , Anglesey Folklore , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club : 1914 : 35-70
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Waddington, K. , 2010 , Early Celtic Societies in North Wales
Waddington, K. , 2013 , The Settlements of Northwest Wales: From the Late Bronze Age to the Early Medieval Period
Ordnance Survey , 1967 , SH68SW 2 , <1>
Smith, C. , 1980 , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society , <3>
Ordnance Survey , 1980 , SH68SW 2 , <4>
Shetelig, H. , 1954 , Viking Antiquities in Great Britain Pt.VI , <5>
Collingwood, R. G. , 1927 , Northumbrian Crosses of the Pre-Norman Age , <6>
Nash Williams, V. E. , 1950 , Early Christian Monuments of Wales , <9>
Lynch, F. , 2009 , Anglesey Past Landscapes of the Coast , <12>
Westwood, J. , 1879 , Lapidarium Walliae: The Early Inscribed and Sculptured Stones of Wales , <14>

Events :
40667 : St Seriol's Church and Prior's House, Penmon (year : 2006)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)

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Compiled date : 31-10-1982


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