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Trellech Churchyard Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.7457 / 51°44'44"N

Longitude: -2.7249 / 2°43'29"W

OS Eastings: 350046

OS Northings: 205465

OS Grid: SO500054

Mapcode National: GBR JK.178X

Mapcode Global: VH876.QD94

Entry Name: Trellech Churchyard Cross

Scheduled Date: 24 November 1948

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2368

Cadw Legacy ID: MM107

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of a free standing cross probably dating to the early medieval or medieval period, which stands in the churchyard, on the south side of the church. The monument is c3.5m in total height standing on a set of five steps which are 4m square at the base and 1.4m high. Above the steps is a large cross base measuring, 0.6m high and 0.8m in width and depth with large chamfered stops in the corners. The cross shaft is 0.2m square with chamfered corners and made of two pieces standing in a socket in the middle of the base. The lower section is 0.8m high and starts to taper slightly at the top. The upper section is 0.7m high, and is tapering with a simple cross on top.

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.

Source: Cadw

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