Symud i'r prif gynnwys

250 PRIORY OF DOMINICAN FRIARS, from, and the figure to represent, St. Gwytherin ap Dingad, (Latinized into Vetterinus,) who lived in the latter part of the sixth century, after whom a church in Denbighshire is also named, where St. Winefred was buried.1 The stone was accidentally found about a century ago, buried deep in the earth, in digging to make room for a burial vault in the chancel, and had probably been concealed there at a time when images of every description were deemed calculated to excite superstition, and the destroying them considered meritorious. It is now placed by the south wall on the outside of the church, immediately opposite where it was found within, and where it has probably been since it was discovered; but there is an intention to get it removed to the inside, whereby it will be protected from the effects of the weather and other injuries to which it is liable in its present exposed situation. A manuscript in the British Museum, one of those termed the " additional MSS.," has reference to this ancient monu¬ ment, under the title of a " Sketch in ink of a stone figure of St. Veterinus, at Llanvetherine, near Abergavenny." The book contains several views in Monmouthshire, (copper¬ plates,) very incorrectly done, a couple of very ordinary maps of the county, &c, and the drawing in question, which is about the best done of any in the collection, although not accurately executed. A memorandum at the foot of the drawing mentions several particulars relating to the dis¬ covery of the stone, its inscriptions, and St. Veterinus having given the name to the church Llanvetherine, nearly in the same terms as related above. R. PRIORY OF DOMINICAN FRIARS, RHUDDLAN, FLINTSHIRE The unsatisfactory complaint, of fewness of materials for the history of Religious Houses in Wales, applies with peculiar force to that of the Priory of Rhuddlan; and the utmost that can, at present, be attempted towards an account of it must consist in the stringing together of various brief and uncon¬ nected notices, scattered up and down in various books, and a few manuscripts. Even Dugdale and Tanner nearly fail 1 Rees's Welsh Saints, p. 275.