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St. Mary's Churchyard Crosses, Magor

A Scheduled Monument in Magor with Undy (Magwyr gyda Gwndy), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.5791 / 51°34'44"N

Longitude: -2.8307 / 2°49'50"W

OS Eastings: 342531

OS Northings: 187024

OS Grid: ST425870

Mapcode National: GBR JD.CQNL

Mapcode Global: VH7BG.WKCS

Entry Name: St. Mary's Churchyard Crosses, Magor

Scheduled Date: 28 August 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3908

Cadw Legacy ID: MM314

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross base

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Magor with Undy (Magwyr gyda Gwndy)

Built-Up Area: Undy

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of two cross bases in the churchyard of St. Mary's church, Magor. The crosses are medieval, Cross A stands approximately 29m to the north of the north porch and comprises two ashlar-built steps 2.72m square at the base, surmounted by a possibly square socket-stone of unusual design, some 0.82m wide by 0.44m high, with a moulded cordon and over-hanging top. The cross shaft does not survive. Cross B stands approximately 16m to the north-north-east of Cross A and comprises a large socket-stone some 0.76m square by 0.77m high with large broached (or bull-nosed") stops. The top of the stone is chamfered with an unusual octagonal socket

Source: Cadw

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