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Monumental Inscriptions


Gravestones have a feeling of permanence, providing a memorial of dearly loved family members who have died. Sadly, in the same way that life is transient, so too are gravestones. My Great-Great Grandparents were buried in a chapel graveyard in Abersychan just 113 years ago. When I visited their grave for the first time last year, I saw that the stone on the front of the grave was “blowing” … before too long, the inscription will have disappeared for ever.


I am so grateful to those who had the foresight to record inscriptions on gravestones for future generations. I have 3 different Monumental Inscriptions for Mount Zion Baptist Chapel. The first of these was started in the 1950s by Glyn Williams, and in all likelihood includes gravestones with now illegible scripts. Two later Mis, by David Woolven and Susan Wright add some additional Mis. My sincere thanks to them all.


I’ve also been fortunate to have received permission to reproduce Monumental Inscriptions for St. Michael’s church, Glascoed by Mrs J. Dunn (1990) and from other churches by David Woolven. Many thanks to both.

Mount Zion Glyn Williams MIs Mount Zion Susan Wright MIs Mount Zion David Woolven MIs St. Michael's Church MIs Other Church MIs