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MYNYDD MARGAM PILLAR STONE;BODVOC STONE, SITE OF

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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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