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St. Govan's Churchyard Cross, Llangovan

A Scheduled Monument in Raglan (Rhaglan), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.7453 / 51°44'43"N

Longitude: -2.7882 / 2°47'17"W

OS Eastings: 345678

OS Northings: 205474

OS Grid: SO456054

Mapcode National: GBR JG.19C7

Mapcode Global: VH79Q.MDCD

Entry Name: St. Govan's Churchyard Cross, Llangovan

Scheduled Date: 13 August 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3916

Cadw Legacy ID: MM327

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross base

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Raglan (Rhaglan)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of a cross base in the churchyard of St. Govan's church, Llangovan. The medieval cross base comprises six ashlar-built steps 3.87m square at ground level surmounted by an square/octagonal socket-stone 0.81m wide by 0.61m high with large, keeled, broached (or bull-nosed") stops at the corners. The stone is chamfered at the top edge. The socket-stone supports a fine Edwardian cross-shaft and lantern-head erected in 1912

Source: Cadw

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