National Recording Project


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

Morris Memorial Tablet


Type Marker

     Slate slab bolted to stone steps
     Erected by The Honourable Society of the Cymmrodorion in 1944.
     The three Morris brothers were Lewis 1701-1765, Richard 1703-1779 and William 1705-1763. Described as poets, historians, antiquarians, printers and publishers, surveyors, editors of the 1746 and 1752 Bible. Lewis was Royal Surveyor of mines, Richard was Chief-Secretary to the Admiralty and founder of the Society of Cymmrodorion, William was Excise Officer at Holyhead.


Incised into slate: COFEB MORYSIAID MON / The Morris Memorial / LEWIS MORRIS 1701-65 / RICHARD MORRIS 1703-79 / WILLIAM MORRIS 1705-63 / GWYR O AMRYFAL DDONIAU / Men of diverse talents / NODDWYR LLENYDDIAETH CYMRU / Patrons of Welsh Literature / SYLFAENWYR Y CYMMRODORION / Founders of the Cymmrodorion Society / YN LLUNDAIN 1751 in London / Y TYDDYN HWN OEDD EU CARTREF / This farm was their home / This tablet was erected by the Honourable / Society of the Cymmrodorion in the year 1944

Related works : See ANGLESEY006 for details of the Memorial Cross to the brothers.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
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Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Slate 74cm high x 80cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
  • Other
  • Graffiti
Road A5025
Precise location Just beyond Brynrefail. Set slightly back from roadside at field entrance to Morris Memorial
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH478872
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1944
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by The Honourable Society of the Cymmrodorion
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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