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Latitude: 51.5861 / 51°35'9"N
Longitude: -2.9099 / 2°54'35"W
OS Eastings: 337057
OS Northings: 187858
OS Grid: ST370878
Mapcode National: GBR J9.C8RM
Mapcode Global: VH7BF.JD0H
Entry Name: St. Mary's Churchyard Cross, Llanwern
Scheduled Date: 30 July 2002
Source ID: 3914
Cadw Legacy ID: MM324
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Cross base
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Community: Llanwern (Llan-wern)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of a cross base in the churchyard of St. Mary's church, Llanwern. It comprises a partially sunken square/octagonal socket-stone 0.71m wide by 0.26m high with large, keeled, broached stops at the corners and cable moulding around the stops and top edge. The octagonal medieval cross-shaft survives to a height of 1.40m, is 0.32m wide at the base, tapering to 0.26m at the top and has elongated pyramid stops at the base.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A cross base 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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