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Latitude: 51.6328 / 51°37'58"N
Longitude: -3.0027 / 3°0'9"W
OS Eastings: 330694
OS Northings: 193140
OS Grid: ST306931
Mapcode National: GBR J5.89DX
Mapcode Global: VH7B5.W7Y4
Entry Name: Churchyard Cross
Source ID: 579
Cadw Legacy ID: MM136
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Built-Up Area: Cwmbran
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 S of the church. The original parts of the structure are the crystalline socket stone which is 0.7m in height and 0.8m in both width and depth and has plain broached stops at its uppermost corners and the lower 1.8m of the octagonal cross shaft which has chamfered and broached stops at is base. The steps beneath and the cross above are modern additions.
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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