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Church of Llanaber and St. Bodfan
Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom.


The Llanaber Stones. Late 5th-early 6th century AD.
In the north west corner of the Church of St Bodfan will be found two ancient early Christian stones.

In the north west corner of the church will be found two ancient stones.
One is the Calixtus Stone, placed in the Church in the last century and having been previously used as a footbridge on Ceilwart Isa a neighbouring farm.
The other stone was found on the beach below.
Both stones have simple inscriptions in Roman capitals reading horizontally.
The first reads: AETERN[I] / ET / AETERN[(A)E], or : (the stone) of Aeternus and Aeterna. Both names are a bit uncertain, but possibly these are a brother and sister buried together.
The second reads CAELEXTI(S) / MONEDO / RIGI(S), or (The stone) of Caelestis Monedorix.
Some believe it translates as: Caelixtus King of Mona.

The Church is on the seaward side of the A496, 1.9mile north of the harbour at Barmouth. Parking is in the layby outside the Church,which is usually open.




Acknowledgement: The Parish Guide by Meurig Foulkes. (If you visit the church please contribute to the restoration fund).

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