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St. Mary's Churchyard Cross, Llanfair Cilgedyn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanover (Llanofer), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.7729 / 51°46'22"N

Longitude: -2.9351 / 2°56'6"W

OS Eastings: 335577

OS Northings: 208658

OS Grid: SO355086

Mapcode National: GBR F9.ZDL6

Mapcode Global: VH79G.2PPS

Entry Name: St. Mary's Churchyard Cross, Llanfair Cilgedyn

Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3915

Cadw Legacy ID: MM326

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of a free standing cross in the churchyard of St. Mary's church, Llanfair Kilgeddin. The medieval cross comprises four ashlar-built steps 3.40m square at ground level, surmounted by an square/octagonal socket-stone 0.86m wide by 0.72m high with large, keeled, broached (or bull-nosed") stops at the corners and cable moulding around the stops and top edge. The lowest step is deeply chamfered on the underside. The octagonal medieval cross-shaft survives to a height of 0.76m

Source: Cadw

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