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Cross at Sw422247 (Chyoone Cross)

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Buryan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0664 / 50°3'58"N

Longitude: -5.6038 / 5°36'13"W

OS Eastings: 142198

OS Northings: 24696

OS Grid: SW421246

Mapcode National: GBR DXJH.ZXM

Mapcode Global: VH05N.TLBG

Entry Name: Cross at Sw422247 (Chyoone Cross)

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143932

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69602

Location: St. Buryan, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Buryan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Buryan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

ST BURYAN -
SW 42 SW
8/44 Cross at SW422247
(Chyoone Cross)
the entry shall be amended to read:

SW 42 SW ST BURYAN -
8/44 Cross at SW422247
(Chyoone Cross)
II*(Star)
Wayside cross. Probably late C9 or early C10. Granite monolith in the shape of Latin cross. Set in a roughly square granite base. The SE face of the cross head bears a relief figure of Christ at the intersection of the limbs; the opposing NW face has a slender low relief Latin cross. St Buryan, the site of a traditional Celtic monastery traditionally founded by Athelstan in the early C10, forms the focus of a distinctive series of crosses bearing the Christ motif of which this is the largest known example. They formed the design inspiration for the mid 10th century development of a highly elaborate series of west Cornish decorated crosses.

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ST BURYAN
SR 42 SW
8/44 Cross at SW422247
- (Chyoone Cross)
Cross. Pre-Conquest or possibly medieval. Granite monolith in the shape of a Latin cross. Set into a roughly square granite base. Crucifixion in relief to front (south east) and Greek cross to rear.
Source: Granite Crosses of West Cornwall by Laura Rowe.


Listing NGR: SW4219824696

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