National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

St. Bride's Cross


Type Cross

     Carved celtic cross on stepped square base. Hand holding rushes, St. Bride's emblem, carved on front shaft of cross. Inscriptions on polished stone on shaft and around base in English, Irish, Latin and Welsh.
     A local community millennium project
     The cross is built on the site of a mediaeval chapel dedicated to St. Ffraid. Details from information board at site: 'Ffraid is the Welsh name for the Irish saint Brigid who by tradition lived in early Christian times and enjoyed a great reputation as a miracle worker. One of the many legends describes how Ffraid travelled from Ireland to Wales. The story goes that when her father betrothed her to an Irish prince, rather than marry, she fled with her maidens to the seaside. There she cut a green turf for each to carry them over the sea to Wales. According to tradition they landed at Trearrdur Bay where she built a small chapel.'


Incised on front shaft of cross: TO THE / GLORY OF / GOD / A.D. 2000 Incised on front base: SAINT BRIDE PRAY FOR US Incised on left-hand side of base: Y SANTES FFRAID / GWEDDIA DROSOM NI Incised on right-hand side of base: A BHRID BHEANNAITHE / GUIDH ORAINN Incised on rear of base: SANCTA BRIGIDA ORA / PRO NOBIS

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Watts, Meic Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Cross Limestone 285cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road None
Precise location On the promenade at Trearrdur Bay facing out to sea
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH255793
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 2000
Unveiling details 2000
Commissioned by Millennium Community Project
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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