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The Carew Cross

The magnificent sculptured 14ft Carew 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 so they are able to date this stone with unusual precision.

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

The cross is formed of two sections with a wheel-head and a separate shaft. The shaft is decorated with intricate plaitwork patterns and remains one of the most elaborate early Christian monuments in Wales.

Well worth a visit being 1000 years old! It is roadside in the village of Carew.


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