Carew Cross

Carew, Pembrokeshire, UK


Carew Cross, Carew, Pembrokeshire

Carew Cross, is an eleventh-century decorated cross. A royal memorial to Maredudd, who, in 1033, with his brother Hywel, became joint ruler of Deheubarth, now south-west Wales. Two years later Maredudd was killed.

The cross, 4m in height, is made from local limestone and it consists of two parts, connected with a tenon joint. It is inscribed, on the west face:

or (The cross of) Margiteut (or Maredudd) son of Etguin (or Edwin).

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