the Scotch Baptist (Bara Caws) Cemetery - 2008
At long last a gate has been set in place at the entrance to the old Scotch Baptist
cemetery, and plans are afoot to put it into good order.
This old cemetery in the middle of the village has been the subject of much research
into trying to find the owner, but up to now, all efforts
have been in vain.
Following a public meeting
in Llanllyfni two years ago, a research group was established,
a number of connections and even trying to put the
plot on the Land Register all efforts were fruitless.
“It is obvious that nobody
really wants to claim ownership, therefore the Community
Council and Menter Llyfni have contributed money to
safeguard the old cemetery, but it will be necessary
to depend on volunteers to do the clearing work,” said
Councillor O.P.Huws. The intention is to lock the gate,
placing a notice with instructions as to where the
key may be obtained,
and also to set up a plaque giving some of the old
On the Clearing Day, the
gravestone of Sarah Roberts was found. She was buried
in 1700, therefore the history of the cemetery goes
back very far. Some say that Yr Hen Ddoctor Mynydd
(the old Doctor of Mynydd Llanllyfni) and one of the
Francis Brothers is also buried there: as the clearing
work progresses, it will be possible to record the
If any one of the users
of nantlle.com has information or an anecdote, O.P.Huws
would be very glad to hear from you on
It is intended to hold
a meeting after the clearing work to present some of
to the villagers and school-children.