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Sculptured Cross Llanmihangel Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Margam, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Latitude: 51.532 / 51°31'55"N

Longitude: -3.7082 / 3°42'29"W

OS Eastings: 281606

OS Northings: 182834

OS Grid: SS816828

Mapcode National: GBR H6.GRZC

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.NRZG

Entry Name: Sculptured Cross Llanmihangel Farm

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1973

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2286

Cadw Legacy ID: GM345

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Early Medieval

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Margam

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period, which is fixed into a stone wall at Llanmihangel Farm. Its mounting into the wall hides many of its features. The weathered and water-worn block of Pennant sandstone forms the upper half of a cross-slab which is 0.82m in height and 0.95m wide at the fracture line (corresponding to the waist) tapering to 0.60m at the top; it is 0.25m deep. The decoration on the main face carved in low relief consists of a cross form with widely splayed arms and elongated sunken hollows between the arms. The arms of the cross have a bold edge-moulding and at the lower left hand is part of a ringed hollow.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of Christianity. 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.

Source: Cadw

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