Effigy of
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr
Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio, Denbighshire, Wales

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Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr
1320 AD
Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio, Denbighshire, Wales

Detail of the upper body of the effigy of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr
Detail of the shield of the effigy of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr
Detail of the lower body of the effigy of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr
Detail of the feet of the effigy of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn ab Ynyr

A Welsh soldier of the fourteenth century. The effigy depicts Gruffud ap Llewelyn ap Ynyr (d. c. 1320) wearing mail and a padded surcoat. It can be found in the church of St Garmon (St Germanus of Auxerre) in Llanarmon-yn-Iāl, Denbighshire. The tomb was brought from Valle Crucis at the Dissolution.
Gruffydd married Tangwysl daughter and heiress of Leuaf ap Maredudd of Bodidris. Their son was Llywelyn ap Gruffydd of the 2 estates of Gelligynan and Bodidris. Two dogs at his feet gnawing a branch, breaking out into foliage.
Photos by jmc4 - Church Explorer



See also A Welsh Uchelwyr (knight) on the Great Seal of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, b.1194-d.1240
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