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The Village Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hinton St George, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9102 / 50°54'36"N

Longitude: -2.8267 / 2°49'36"W

OS Eastings: 341971

OS Northings: 112623

OS Grid: ST419126

Mapcode National: GBR MD.QZNG

Mapcode Global: FRA 46ZP.LLJ

Entry Name: The Village Cross

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262333

Location: Hinton St. George, South Somerset, Somerset, TA17

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Hinton St. George

Built-Up Area: Hinton St George

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Hinton St George with Dinnington

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


7/83 The Village Cross



Village cross. Late medieval, with C18 finial. Ham stone ashlar. Octagonal base, the lowest part about 3 metres across
and average 900mm high, having chamfered plinth and chamfered coving to nosing of water-holding step of about 500mm
wide, then 2 similar steps about 600mm and 450mm high. Square plan socket base, having a chamfered plinth, in all about
750mm wide x 500mm high, the top corners either broached or prepared as bases for small pinnacles. The shaft square at
base changing to an octagon, with statue, said to be of St John the Baptist, in canopied surround applied on east face.
Finial of classical design, with Doric cap, cube for a former sundial, and a ball finial, the whole about 6 metres
high. One of the best village crosses/Tn G county, with important streetscene value, in what is probably its original
position. Scheduled Ancient Monument, (Somerset County No 432). (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877; VCH Somerset,
Vol IV, 1978, p39).

Listing NGR: ST4197112623

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