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Cross on Croes Lwyd Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Raglan (Rhaglan), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.7584 / 51°45'30"N

Longitude: -2.8699 / 2°52'11"W

OS Eastings: 340053

OS Northings: 206992

OS Grid: SO400069

Mapcode National: GBR JC.0DTD

Mapcode Global: VH79P.62NB

Entry Name: Cross on Croes Lwyd Farm

Scheduled Date: 4 April 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2392

Cadw Legacy ID: MM156

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Early Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Raglan (Rhaglan)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period which stands in the garden of a private cottage. The cross consists of an elongated octagonal shaft with a cross on top, carved from a single piece of stone. The shaft is 1.2m high and 0.4m across on its long axis. At the top of the shaft is a small ledge and then the cross, which is 0.5 m high. The general shape of the stone of the cross is octagonal, formed by the top and side edges being roughly straight with a slightly rounded top, the lower sides of the cross head are concave leading to the shaft. Inside it is carved a simple cross. Part of the cross is worn away on the northeast side, but it is well preserved on the southwest side.

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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