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.
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
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