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Dyserth - Hooded Tombs

The Hooded Tombs

St Bridget’s Church

Church Interior

Dyserth War Graves

Bishop Morgan & the Old Vicarage

Just beyond the east end of the church, behind a large tree, is a collection of 17th century tombs. Two of these are rare Jacobean canopied tombs.

The date on the centre tomb above is shown below - 1676

Scull and crossbones on underside of canopy on 17th century Jacobean tombs in Churchyard, Dyserth

Underneath the canopies of the tombs are carved sculls & crossbones

Brass plaque inside St Bridget's about the canopied (hooded) tombs in the churchyard, Dyserth

This brass plaque inside the church refers to the tombs - it says:-

Beneath the canopied tombstones
in the adjoining Churchyard are
interred the remains of many
generations of the ancient family
of Hughes of Llewerllyd
in this parish - descended
in the male line from Prince
Cadwalladr second son of
Griffith ab Cynan - King
of North Wales AD 1079-1130
To their memory this Brass is
erected by their descendant Hugh
Robert Hughes of Kinmel Lord
Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum
of the County of Flint AD 1906

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