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Cross in the churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7457 / 51°44'44"N

Longitude: -2.7249 / 2°43'29"W

OS Eastings: 350046

OS Northings: 205465

OS Grid: SO500054

Mapcode National: GBR JK.178X

Mapcode Global: VH876.QD94

Entry Name: Cross in the churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 19 November 1953

Last Amended: 28 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2107

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: About 20m south of the Church of St Nicholas.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig)

Community: Trellech United

Locality: Trellech

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A probably C15 preaching cross. It is said to have been removed from Cross Lane, but this seems unlikely. It does, however, appear to have been reconstructed at some time.

Exterior

The cross is constructed of red and grey sandstone in large blocks and is built on a square base of five diminishing steps. This is topped by a large square socket stone with broaches and the base of a tapering octagonal shaft. This is crowned by a later tapering stone and a small cross.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a medieval preaching cross which has strong group value with the other listed buildings in the centre of Trellech village.
Scheduled Ancient Monument MM107(MON).

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