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Churchyard Cross, St Meugan's Church

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.11 / 53°6'35"N

Longitude: -3.2861 / 3°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 314004

OS Northings: 357747

OS Grid: SJ140577

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.8085

Mapcode Global: WH77H.H3D5

Entry Name: Churchyard Cross, St Meugan's Church

Scheduled Date: 11 November 1969

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2327

Cadw Legacy ID: DE188

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period. The cross stands within the churchyard, approximately 10m to the south of the church porch. The shaft is sunk into an octagonal stone base that is 0.7m high and 2.8m in circumference. The chamfered shaft tapers from the base to the crown and is 2.7m high. It is decorated with carvings, including figurative images, floral motifs and lettering. A small stone cross has been placed on the base against the east side of the shaft.

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.

Source: Cadw

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