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EARLY CHRISTIAN MONUMENT AT COURT HERBERT
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00588w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Dyffryn Clydach Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot NGR : SS74099763 Site Type (preferred type first) : EARLY MEDIEVAL Inscribed stone Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Early Christian Monument (RCAHMW 1976, 41, no.869) Cross and grave slab. Pillar-stone with two incised crosses of different periods, the earlier thought to be 7th-8th century date and the later 9th century.
Description : Early Christian Monument (RCAHMW 1976, 41, no.869) Cross and grave slab. Pillar-stone with two incised crosses of different periods, the earlier thought to be 7th-8th century date and the later 9th century. Standing N of the main road westward from Neath near the site of Court Herbert grange (PRN 904w), in the park of the 19th century Court Herbert mansion. Associated grave slab reputed to have the effigy of the first abbot, removed here from abbey; they may both have been brought in as picturesque embellishments (first mention Archaeologia Cambrensis 1876, 35) Evans 2003: GGAT 73 Early-Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites Project database
RCAHMW , 1976 , An inventory of the Ancient monuments in Glamorgan, I, iii: The Early Christian period
Redknap, M and Lewis, J M , 2007 , A corpus of Early medieval inscribed stones and stone sculpture in Wales. vol 1: South-east Wales and the English border
Zajac, W. , 2016 , Digital photograph (1); Early Christian Monument at Court Herbert
Evans EM, 2003-04, GGAT 73 Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites Project