|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1881 sexton|
|History:||Westwood/1890, 224: `We are indebted to the Rev. Williams Bowen, Vicar of Llangorse, for a notice of a hirtheto unpublished early inscribed, sepulchral stone found in the churchyward of that parish on May 9th, 1881, by the sexton on opening a grave about 7 ft. from the east end wall of the south aisle of the church. It was discovered about 2 ft. 6 in. beneath the surface of the ground, and is a stone of the neighbourhood'.|
Macalister/1922, 202: `A second inscribed stone, discovered here after the publication of the `Lapidarium', is described by Westwood in Arch. Camb. series V, vol. vii (1890), p. 224'.
Macalister/1945, 323: `Found digging a grave'.
|Dimensions:||1.14 x 0.39 x 0.33 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 323: `now lying inside the church vestry door'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `Inside church, in vestry'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `Rough stone block'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1922):||HICIACET[S]IWERDFILIVS | VVLMER|
HIC IACET SIWERD FILIVS VVLMER
Macalister/1922 202 reading only
Macalister/1945 323 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||HICIACET[S]I[U]LERD[F]ILIVS | VVLMER|
HIC IACET SIULERD FILIVS VVLMER
Here lies Siulerd (?) (PN), son of Vulmer (PN).
Nash-Williams/1950 76 concise discussion
|Position:||n/a ; narrow ; n/a ; undecorated|
Inscription takes up all of one of the slightly narrower faces.
Macalister/1945, 323: `pocked'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `thinly cut'.
|Date:||1000 - 1199 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `The formula (Hic iacet instead of the usual Hic iacit), the forms of the personal names, and the style of the lettering are in favour of a medieval rather than an Early Christian attribution (cf. No. 382). 11th--12th century'.
|Ling. Notes:||Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `Hic iacet instead of the usual Hic iacit'.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1922, 202, criticizes Westwood for not visiting the stone to check the rubbing and thus `making the inscription unintelligible as a whole' and introducing `a large number of minor inaccuracies in the representation of individual letters'.|
Macalister/1945, 323: `in two lines of Roman capitals with ornamental serifs. The initial H has a small upright curve in the middle of the horizontal stroke, and the VV is peculiarly formed'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 76: `Capitals, thinly cut, with uncial U (?) and uncial and minuscule E's. Most of the letters have straight serifs. H in l. 1 has a looped cross-bar. For the double v in the last word see No. 281.
 This is a characteristic medieval form, though found exceptionally at an earlier period'.
Macalister/1945, 323: `though slightly flaked, on the whole in good condition'.
See Searle/1897, 426--427, for similar Anglo-Saxon names such as Siward and Siweard.