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Latitude: 51.4898 / 51°29'23"N
Longitude: -3.503 / 3°30'10"W
OS Eastings: 295742
OS Northings: 177827
OS Grid: SS957778
Mapcode National: GBR HH.K9LL
Mapcode Global: VH5HL.7TFB
Entry Name: Llangan Celtic Cross
Scheduled Date: 9 January 1951
Source ID: 169
Cadw Legacy ID: GM211
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period: Early Medieval
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Llangan (Llan-gan)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period, which stands in the churchyard just west of the church under a pitched roof. The cross is c1.5m in height and consists of a short base 0.4m wide with a circular cross, 1m in diameter, on top. Both faces the top section have been carved in relief with the east face showing a wheel-shaped cross. On the west face is the Crucifixion with a figure beneath each arm and a further figure beneath the feet of Christ.
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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