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Latitude: 51.9511 / 51°57'3"N
Longitude: -4.5988 / 4°35'55"W
OS Eastings: 221505
OS Northings: 231253
OS Grid: SN215312
Mapcode National: GBR D2.M7YY
Mapcode Global: VH2NH.77P5
Entry Name: Rhyd-y-Gath Pillar Cross
Scheduled Date: 31 March 1951
Source ID: 3721
Cadw Legacy ID: PE233
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Cross-marked stone
Period: Early Medieval
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
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 incorporated into the body of a wall at the entrance to the farmyard. The rough unshaped stone has been incised with a cross and a circle which encompasses the arms but not the entire shaft of the cross. In each of the quarter circles formed by the carving is a dot device forming a symmetrical pattern.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. 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 and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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