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Latitude: 51.5371 / 51°32'13"N
Longitude: -3.0661 / 3°3'57"W
OS Eastings: 326154
OS Northings: 182561
OS Grid: ST261825
Mapcode National: GBR J2.GKG8
Mapcode Global: VH7BJ.SMYJ
Entry Name: St. Mary's Churchyard Cross, Marshfield
Scheduled Date: 13 August 2002
Source ID: 1035
Cadw Legacy ID: MM311
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Cross base
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Community: Marshfield (Maerun)
Built-Up Area: Marshfield
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of a cross base in the churchyard of St. Mary's church, Marshfiel. It is an unusual example of a medieval socket-stone and cross-shaft, probably dating to the 15th century. It comprises an octagonal socket-stone, some 0.73m across by 0.60m high, with carved quatrefoil decoration on each face. The original medieval shaft survives to a height of 0.37m and is surmounted by a modern cross erected as war memorial in 1991.
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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