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Inscribed Stones

THE EARLY CHRISTIAN PERIOD(C. 450-850 AD)

 EARLY CHRISTIAN STONES


St Hywyn's (173263)

Inside St Hywyn's church in Aberdaron. The stones can be visited when the church is open or by prior arrangement with the Rev. Evelyn Davies (see website address below).

Llanaelhaearn (387448)

The Melitus stone can be seen in the graveyard underneath the yew trees near the gate, while the other probable Christian Stone can be seen in the low wall that surrounds the church. Just behind this you will see the unmarked rough stone slab, which may also be an Early Christian stone. The other inscribed stone is built into the west wall of the transept inside the church.

Llangian (295290Enter churchyard and follow path around to the right of church. You will see the stone standing on the grass, near a fine gravestone.

Llannor (353373)

This monument is located just inside the doorway to Llannor church, although unfortunately, the church is often closed. However, arrangements can be made to view the stone (contact: Rev. Andrew Jones, Ty'n Llan, Lanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd)


Plas Glyn y Weddw (329315)

These stones can be seen inside the entrance porch of the impressive Plas Glyn y Weddw country house, which is located in the village of Llanbedrog close to the beach. It is well worth taking a look around the house itself, as it contains interesting artefacts relating to the its history and a number of rooms are given over to the display of some fine paintings by artists from the locality and from further afield in Wales.


Cefn Coch (422408)

On the right-hand gatepost of the lane leading to Cefn Coch, which is one of a number of houses that lie about half a mile south-west of Llangybi church and can be found just past the school. Although the cross is now faint, it can still be seen on closer inspection of the stone.


Llangybi (429412)

Situated just inside gateway into churchyard, on the left.


Capel Uchaf (430498)

To find this stone take the minor road that leads to Upper Clynnog (head for Capel Uchaf). After about a mile you will come to a row of council houses on your right. The stone is incorporated into the low wall that lies just past these on the left, where the road begins to turn.

Bryncir (482455)

This bilingual Christian stone, which features a Latin and Ogam inscription is located in Llystyn Gwyn farmyard, which lies just off the A 487 between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.

Pistyll (319418)

This monument is located about half a mile to the west of Pistyll church and is located in wall opposite the lay-by on the road leading down to Nefyn.


Clynnog Fawr (414497)

This ancient sundial can be seen in the churchyard at Clynnog Fawr, close to the church tower.




Inscribed Stones RECORDS FOR THE LLYN PENINSULA