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Pyle Incised Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Pyle (Y Pîl), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Latitude: 51.5275 / 51°31'39"N

Longitude: -3.6989 / 3°41'56"W

OS Eastings: 282239

OS Northings: 182326

OS Grid: SS822823

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GVPW

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.TVWW

Entry Name: Pyle Incised Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2237

Cadw Legacy ID: GM036

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Medieval

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period. The stone presently stands in the front garden of a residential property and is set in concrete and is 1.2m in height and 0.5m width, its depth varies along its heigth from 0.1m to 0.18m and 1 tapers slightly towards the top. A very faint cross is incised on the north side of the stone.

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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