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Mitchel Troy Churchyard Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7898 / 51°47'23"N

Longitude: -2.7375 / 2°44'14"W

OS Eastings: 349230

OS Northings: 210383

OS Grid: SO492103

Mapcode National: GBR FK.YFKT

Mapcode Global: VH870.H8NS

Entry Name: Mitchel Troy Churchyard Cross

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 585

Cadw Legacy ID: MM111

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period which stands in the churchyard on the south side of the church. The Monument is c3.7m in height and sits on a set of four steps, which are 0.7m in height and c3.5m in length and depth. On the top step, which is shallower than the others, is the cross base which is 0.3m high and 0.6m in length and depth and tapers slightly towards the top. Set in the cross base is an rectangular-sectioned shaft, which tapers towards the top. The shaft is c2.7m high. It is made up of three stones, the bottom two of which are held together by iron dowels. There are small chamfered stops at the base of the shaft, the chamfered sides have been carved in relief from bottom to top with balls in which three circles have been incised.

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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