Elisegs Pillar  Denbighshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Elisegs Pillar like this:

ELISEG PILLAR, a monumental structure in Denbigh; in the Valle Crucis, 2 miles NNW of Llangollen. It was erected in the 7th century, in memory of Eliseg, father of Brochmael, prince of Powis; has four inscriptions, each beginning with a cross, and may itself have been originally cruciform, thus giving name to the valley; was once 12 feet high, but suffered overthrow and mutilation during the rebellion; and was restored in its present form in 1779.

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Elisegs Pillar through time

Elisegs Pillar is now part of Denbighshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Denbighshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Elisegs Pillar itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Elisegs Pillar in Denbighshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2018

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