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Cross in Churchyard of Church of St. Illtud

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4079 / 51°24'28"N

Longitude: -3.4877 / 3°29'15"W

OS Eastings: 296625

OS Northings: 168701

OS Grid: SS966687

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QFG1

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.HWK2

Plus Code: 9C3RCG56+5W

Entry Name: Cross in Churchyard of Church of St. Illtud

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13258

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the south side of the Church of St. Illtud and about 20m from the south porch.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Part medieval, probably C15; part early C20. In c1919 the upper part of the shaft and a canopied cross were added to the remains of the medieval cross base, to the design of G E Halliday, Diocesan Architect (Faculty granted 7 June 1919), and in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hill Gaskell who had died in France in 1916.


The remains of the medieval work comprise the lower part of the shaft and an octagonal stone base with pyramidal stops, both shaft and base mounted on six square stone steps, diminishing upwards in size. The crosshead has, on one side, a representation of the Crucifixion and, on the other, a representation of St Illtyd, the Patron Saint. The 1830 Gastineau print shows the shaft without its canopied head.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a medieval cross with additional historic interest as a memorial to WWI.

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