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GELLIGAER STONE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00635m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Bedlinog
NGR : SO10340340
Site Type (preferred type first) : Early Medieval Inscribed stone
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
A roughly squared pillar-stone in a small enclosure stands on Cefn Gelligaer close to the Roman road from Gelligaer to Penydarren.

Description :
Inscription now virtually illegible, but it was transcribed from a rubbing made in 1898. Redknap and Lewis (2007, 302-5 G27, give the reading as [N]EFR[O]IHI[-, which is unintelligible. Only the IHI now remains. The 'enclosure' on the edge of which it stands may be a Bronze Age ring cairn (PRN 05816m).

A roughly squared pillar-stone in a small enclosure stands on Cefn Gelligaer close to the Roman road from Gelligaer to Penydarren. Made of the local Pennant series and possibly reduced in length. Lettering indicates a late C6th or early C7th date (RCAHMW 36, no.842).
Evans 2003: GGAT 73 Early-Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites Project database

Sources :
Evans, E M , 2003 , Early Medieval Ecclesiastical sites in Southeast Wales: Desk based assessment
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
RCAHMW , 1976 , An inventory of the Ancient monuments in Glamorgan, I, iii: The Early Christian period
03/PM List/MacAlister RAS/1945/CIIC/No1006
02/PM List/Nash-Williams VE/1950/Early Christian Monuments in Wales
01/PM List/RCAHM/1976/Glam Invent/No842 p36 plate2
09/PM Desc Text/Fox A/1939/Arch Camb/Vol94 part1 pp30-41
06/PH Desc Text/1862/Arch Camb/p134
07/PH Desc Text/Lukis JW/1875/Arch Camb/p370
05/PH Desc Text/1848/Arch Camb/pp309-10
08/MM Record Card/OS/1957/SO 10 SW 10
04/PM Desc Text/1939/Arch Camb/94 p34
13/MM Map/Cadw/1987/1:2500
10/MM Record Card/OS/1979/SO 10 SW 10
12/MM AP/GGAT/Newman R/5.2.86
14/Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1990/AM 107
11/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1985/AM 107
016/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2007/ Copy in further information file

Events :
E001386 : Early medieval ecclesiastical sites in Southeast Wales desk based assessment (year : 2004)

Related PRNs : 2475M, G27


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