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St. Catwg's Churchyard Cross, Cwmcarfan

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

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Latitude: 51.7637 / 51°45'49"N

Longitude: -2.7587 / 2°45'31"W

OS Eastings: 347735

OS Northings: 207491

OS Grid: SO477074

Mapcode National: GBR JH.04SL

Mapcode Global: VH870.4XFV

Entry Name: St. Catwg's Churchyard Cross, Cwmcarfan

Scheduled Date: 14 August 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3917

Cadw Legacy ID: MM328

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross base

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of a cross base in the churchyard of St. Catwg's church, Cwmcarfan. The medieval cross comprises five ashlar-built steps 4.30m square at ground level, surmounted by a massive square/octagonal socket-stone 0.97m wide by 0.80m high, with large, keeled, broached (or bull-nosed") stops at the corners. Only the stops have cable moulding and the socket stone is bisected by an unusual horizontal off-set and chamfer on all sides. The cross was restored

Source: Cadw

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