MYNYDD MARGAM PILLAR STONE;BODVOC STONE, SITE OF

Site Details



NPRN
301392
Map Reference
SS88NW
Grid Reference
SS83078878
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Margam
Type of Site
INSCRIBED STONE
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Early Medieval

Site Description

The Bodvoc Stone now forms part of the Margam Stone Collection (NPRN 94512), housed in the old school house, Margam, but originally stood as a monument stone on one of a line of Bronze Age cairns on Margam Mountain. Its inscription reads; ‘BODVOCI HIC IACIT FILIUS CATOTIGIRNI PROENPUS ETERNALI VEDOMAVI’ – ‘[The Stone] of Bodvoc. Here he lies, son of Cattegern [or Cattegirn], and great-grandson of Eternalis Vedomavus’.
The sixth-seventh century stone was defaced with modern graffiti and an OS mark before being moved to the Museum, and now a replica stands in its place.

Source: Knight, Jeremy K. 1999. The Margam Stones: Cadw Guide

K Steele, RCAHMW, 10 November 2008

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