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Pillar Cross 140m south east of Newport Church

A Scheduled Monument in Newport (Trefdraeth), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 52.014 / 52°0'50"N

Longitude: -4.8302 / 4°49'48"W

OS Eastings: 205877

OS Northings: 238850

OS Grid: SN058388

Mapcode National: GBR CR.HBL0

Mapcode Global: VH2MZ.7MBW

Entry Name: Pillar Cross 140m SE of Newport Church

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2700

Cadw Legacy ID: PE305

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Newport (Trefdraeth)

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period which has been placed in the centre of the lawn of a private residence. The rough boulder measures 1.8m in height, 1.2m in width and 0.4m in depth. The east face has been incised with a cross contained in circle.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. A cross marked stone 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.

Source: Cadw

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