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St. Mary's Churchyard Cross, Llanwern

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwern (Llan-wern), Newport (Casnewydd)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 3914

Cadw Legacy ID: MM324

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross base

Period: Medieval

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.

Source: Cadw

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