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Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9143 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8669 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 340467

OS Northings: 224327

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKHB

Mapcode Global: VH78X.847V

Entry Name: Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard

Listing Date: 9 January 1956

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1948

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The remains of a medieval churchyard cross, probably C15. The ground floor of the arched market hall houses a large octagonal stone, with triple quatrefoils on each face, which is said to be the base of this cross.

Exterior

Red sandstone, shaft partly eroded. Base and shaft of medieval churchyard cross, standing some 2m high. Square socket stone broached to an octagon, and a tapering octagonal shaft with corner broaches.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a surviving medieval churchyard cross having group value with St Nicholas's Church.

Scheduled Ancient monument No MM147(MON) 1011

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Post Office
    In the centre of Grosmont, some 40m N of St Nicholas's Church. Shop and adjoining house are to S of road.
  • II Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard
    At the boundary of a gently sloping churchyard, some 120m N of the transept of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • II Gentle Jane
    Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.
  • II The Old Greyhound
    In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.
  • I Church of St Nicholas
    In the centre of Grosmont in a large, gently sloping churchyard which contains a range of well-preserved memorials and chest tombs.
  • II Woodview
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, next the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Castle House
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, beside the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.

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