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Pointed grave marker
42/52 for the group 2016 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: P is for Pointed

I've noticed this pointy grave marker for years, but until today I didn't know who was buried there. It turned out to be a moderately famous Welsh poet David Richards, or Dafydd Ionawr to give him his bardic name.

The inscription gives his name as Dafydd Ionawr and the date of his death as 12 May 1827. It gives his age as 77, which is a slight exaggeration if the date of birth on the wikipedia article is correct. If he was born in January 1751, my calculation makes him 76.

Pointed grave marker

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queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: October 22nd, 2016 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
That's very unique.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 22nd, 2016 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not aware of any similar grave markers locally. Most are just the traditional headstone or a flat slab with inscription over the grave.

puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: October 22nd, 2016 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
That is splendidly pointy! Ostentatious without being too fancy - perfect for a moderately famous poet.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 22nd, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly, and perfect for a low-church man too. None of these fancy high-church angels or other falderols!
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