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The Pillar of Eliseg stands a little to the north of the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey on the banks of the Eglwyseg River, which joins the Dee to the north west of Llangollen.
Turner’s Latin text is transcribed from the inscription on the pillar. A recent transcription and translation runs as follows: ‘Quod hujus veteris Monumenti Superest Diu ex oculis remotum Et neglectum | Tandem restituit | T. LLOYD | de | TREVOR HALL | A. D. | M D C C L X X I X (That which remains of this old monument, long removed from eyes and neglected, T. Lloyd of Trevor Hall finally restored AD 1779)’.1
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