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Latitude: 51.5954 / 51°35'43"N
Longitude: -3.198 / 3°11'52"W
OS Eastings: 317109
OS Northings: 189190
OS Grid: ST171891
Mapcode National: GBR HX.BN9G
Mapcode Global: VH6DT.J558
Entry Name: Bedwas Churchyard Cross
Scheduled Date: 27 September 1950
Source ID: 578
Cadw Legacy ID: MM143
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (Bedwas, Tretomos a Machen)
Built-Up Area: Caerphilly
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period which stands in the churchyard to the south of the church. The remains of the cross stand c1m in height on an hexagonal base which is 0.5m in height and c1m in diameter, with a band of ball decoration around it. Above this is a short stone pillar 0.45m in height with a rectangular cross-section which tapers towards the top.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A cross may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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