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Eliseg Pillar, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Eliseg Pillar, a monumental structure in Denbighshire, in the Vale Crucis, 2 miles NNW of Llangollen. It was erected in the 7th century in memory of Eliseg, father of Brochmael, prince of Powis; has four inscriptions, each beginning with a cross, and may itself have been originally cruciform, thus giving name to the valley; was once 12 feet high, but suffered overthrow and mutilation during the Civil War, and was restored in its present form in 1779.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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