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Chest Tomb in churchyard of the Church of St Beuno

Street Name and Number: ,
Listed Building Reference: 21532
Grade: II
Date Listed: 30/03/1999
Date Amended: 30/03/1999
Co-ordinates: 254146,340287
Locality: Penmorfa
Community: Dolbenmaen
Council: Gwynedd
National Park: No

The Church of St Bueno lies along a minor road running SW from Penmorfa. The chest tomb is close to the SE angle of the chancel.

The large chest tomb is that of William Maurice of Clenennau, d.1622. The inscribed panel has apparently been moved to its present position perhaps during a refurbishment. The size of the tomb is, according to local belief, because he was buried with his horse.


A large chest tomb built of rubble stonework and roughly rendered, and covered with an edge moulded ledger compounded of 3 slabs of standard proportions. At the NE corner, a sandstone panel reads: HER LYETH... / THE:REC.../ WILL..... MAU... CLENE.../ DIED THE ...ANO DOmin 1622.

Reason for Listing
Included as an exceptionally large chest tomb, and if the inscription relates to its construction, an early example of the type.