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Cross in Churchyard of Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Bitterley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.392 / 52°23'31"N

Longitude: -2.632 / 2°37'55"W

OS Eastings: 357087

OS Northings: 277296

OS Grid: SO570772

Mapcode National: GBR BP.QGQ3

Mapcode Global: VH845.B4FM

Plus Code: 9C4V99R9+Q5

Entry Name: Cross in Churchyard of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484085

Location: Bitterley, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bitterley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Bitterley with Middleton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO57NE Cross in churchyard of Church of St
482-1/6/75 Mary


Churchyard cross. C14. Ashlar. Cross shaft with tabernacle
head set on stepped plinth. Plain tapered octagonal shaft with
chamfer terminations set on square plinth with plain chamfered
octagonal top edge, set on 4 simple hexagonal steps. 4 gabled
niches capped with a finial form the tabernacle head, housing
much eroded figurative sculptures. The head sits on raised
ornamented band. The figures are the Crucifixion to the west
and the Nativity to the east.
Reputed to have been erected during the reign of Edward II.
The best surviving churchyard cross in the county.
(An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire:
Cranage D H S: 1895-).

Listing NGR: SO5708877293

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