The Carew Cross - Pembrokeshire, Wales.
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N 51° 41.881 W 004° 49.665
30U E 373686 N 5729033
Quick Description: The Carew Cross dated 1033-AD. Located in the grounds of Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire. The Celtic cross is one of the largest and most elaborate early Christian Cross monuments in Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/29/2012 6:24:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMEQX5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
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Long Description:
"The magnificent sculptured cross is a royal memorial to Maredudd, who, in 1033, with his brother Hywel, became joint ruler of the early medieval kingdom of Deheubarth, now south-west Wales. Two years later Maredudd was killed and thus we are able to date this stone with unusual precision. On the front of the stone (away from the road), on the left hand of the two rectangular panels, can be seen the Latin inscription:
MARGIT/EUT/RE/X. ETG(uin) FILUS, or (The cross of) Margiteut (or Maredudd) son of Etguin (or Edwin).

The stone's original position is uncertain. It was moved to its present setting this century (the 20th century), slightly back from its 19th century position on an outcrop which projected into the road.

Carew and Nevern are together two of the largest and most elaborate early Christian monuments in Wales. They remain an impressive reminder of the skill of the early medieval mason": (visit link)

Celtic cross, commemorating King Maredudd ab Edwin of Deheubarth (died 1035). The cross, 4 m in height, is made from the local limestone. Adapted from: (visit link)
Type of cross: Celtic cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
Medieval memorial Celtic cross approx 14 feet tall, made from Limestone, with elaborate engraving.


Describe the location:
Near the East boundry of the Carew Castle grounds.


Year of manufacture: 1/1/1033

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

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