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Latitude: 51.6132 / 51°36'47"N
Longitude: -3.0591 / 3°3'32"W
OS Eastings: 326764
OS Northings: 191017
OS Grid: ST267910
Mapcode National: GBR J3.9M6L
Mapcode Global: VH7B4.XQN5
Entry Name: St. Peter's Churchyard Cross, Henllys
Scheduled Date: 28 August 2002
Source ID: 1033
Cadw Legacy ID: MM309
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
County: Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of a free standing cross in the churchyard of St. Peter's church, Henllys. The octagonal medieval cross-shaft survives to a height of 0.37m and is 0.28m wide at the base, tapering to 0.24m at the top. The base comprises four ashlar-built steps 3.73m square at ground level, surmounted by a square socket-stone 0.76m wide by 0.55m high, with large pyramid stops at the corners. The lowest step has a deeply chamfered underside. The cross was recorded in its current position in 1893.
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 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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