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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01087g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Devauden
Unitary authority : Monmouthshire
NGR : ST4622698443
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Churchyard cross
Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building II

Summary :
No steps survive. Square socket stone half buried in ground. Shaft and head cut from single block conglomerate; rectangular section; v simple head.

Description :
A churchyard cross, described by Mitchell (1893) as: 'A plain stone cross on the south side of the church. It is cut out of one block of plum-pudding stone, and has never been destroyed, proabably owing to the absence of any figure on it. It is 7 feet high and the arms 1one foot six and a half inches wide at the base and 7 inches at the top. It is fixed in a base which is 2 feet 10 inches square.' The OS card (ST 49 NE 3) describes it as being 2.0m high and 0.2m square in section.

The head and shaft of the cross are cut in one from a single piece of sandstone with a few larger inclusions. The shaft has a rectangular cross-section, tapering from 0.27m at the base to 0.21m at the neck on the N and S faces, and 0.21m to 0.16m at the wast and west. The surface appears to have been worked with a claw-chisel or point, although weathering makes it difficult to be certain.

No steps survive. Square socket stone half buried in ground. Shaft and head cut from single block conglomerate; rectangular section; v simple head.
Evans 1997 GGAT 51 Historic Churches Project

Sources :
Evans, E M , 1997 , Gwent Historic Churches Survey: Churches in the Diocese of Monmouth, Deanery of Chepstow
Mitchell, E H , 1893 , Crosses of Monmouthshire
The Handley Partnership , HAAbase built heritage assessment system: Buildings at Risk database
02/ Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file

Events :

Related PRNs : 94894

Compiled date : 12-03-2004

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