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

Commemorative stone

Summary

Type Marker

     Shaped piece of slate resting on and against pebble base.
     The stone was funded by Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B. Council
     The earliest recorded instance of 'Beating of the Bounds' at Llantrisant is 1555. Children led by clergy and civic dignitaries walk from one end of the parish to the other, blessing the crops and dressed wells along the way. At certain points along the boundary each child would be 'bumped' to impress on their minds the parish limits. The ceremony is now organised by the Llantrisant Town Trust.

Inscriptions

Incised into front of stone: LLANTRISANT / TOWN'S CHARTER WAS / GRANTED 4th MAY 1346 / AND THIS STONE MARKS / THE ANCIENT BOUNDARY / WHICH IS WALKED EVERY / SEVEN YEARS BY THE FREEMEN / OF LLANTRISANT TO CELEBRATE / BEATING THE BOUNDS / RHODDWYD SIARTER I / DREF LLANTRISANT AR / 4 ydd MAI 1346, AC MAE'R GARREG / HON YN NODI'R FFIN HYNAFOL. / BOB SAITH MLYNEDD, MAE / RHYDDFREINIWR LLANTRISANT / YN CERDDED Y FFIN I DDATHLU / CURO'R TERFYNAU

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Morgan, Michael Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Slate 105cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
RCT009 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Stuart Terrace
Precise location Roadside
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST038828
Date of design 1998
Year of unveiling 1998
Unveiling details 1998
Commissioned by Llantrisant Town Trust
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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