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INSCRIBED STONE IN THE CHAPEL, BARDSEY ISLAND

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NPRN 275724

Map Reference SH12SW

Grid Reference SH120221

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Caernarfonshire

Community Aberdaron

Type of Site INSCRIBED STONE

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Early Medieval

Site Description This stone is the lower portion of a splayed shaft, possibly of a free-standing cross. It has been dated to the 10th/11th century and bears both an inscription and, at the front, 2 panels carved in relief. The higher panel includes the lower portion of a standing figure facing front, wearing a pleated skirt falling to the shins. The lower contains a cruciform single strand ring knot, surrounded by interlacing pattern, much defaced. The edge is inscribed 'ESILLI(?)MAR:QUENO'
The stone measures approximately 38.75cm side at the base, 25cm wide at the top, 12.5cm thick and 70cm in surviving height.
Source: Cadw scheduling description. F.Foster/RCAHMW 26.07.2007

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