Tombstone Inscriptions and Epitaphs at Bangor Cathedral Churchyard

Scope and Content

Two typescript volumes of inscriptions and epitaphs on tombstones in Bangor Cathedral Burial Ground and Lower Churchyard. They provide a valuable and unique conspectus of the social life of the north Wales town and parish over a period of around a 100 years. The earliest recorded epitaph is that of John Ambrose of Bangor who died in 1771.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1948, Messrs J. Ingman and R. E. Jones of Bangor, undertook, on behalf of the Caernarfonshire Historical Society, a comprehensive survey of the tombstones and memorials in the Cathedral Burial Ground, and copied all such inscriptions and epitaphs as were legible.

John Ingman, local historian, came originally from Treuddyn, Flintshire. He died in 1950.


These items have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 7345 - 7346

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are the John Ingman Papers. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub.

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