SJ2044 : The Pillar of Eliseg

taken 6 years ago, near to Berwyn, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

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The Pillar of Eliseg
The Pillar of Eliseg
The 'pillar' was in fact originally a cross erected here in the mid 9th century. The pillar now survives in truncated form with the head of the cross removed and lost and the pillar maybe reduced in height by half, the other half also being lost. It survived the Middle Ages and suffered nearly terminal damage during that enlightened period, the English Civil War. An inscription revealing the significance of the monument was thankfully made in 1696, from the surviving section. The inscription has now totally weathered away. Well worth a visit.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2026 4451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.5177N 3:11.3645W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2022 4451
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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