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Latitude: 51.506 / 51°30'21"N
Longitude: -3.5293 / 3°31'45"W
OS Eastings: 293956
OS Northings: 179677
OS Grid: SS939796
Mapcode National: GBR HG.J8ZH
Mapcode Global: VH5HK.SD1T
Entry Name: Churchyard Cross in Coychurch Churchyard
Listing Date: 15 October 1997
Last Amended: 15 October 1997
Source ID: 18965
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated in Coychurch churchyard very close to the S door of the Church of St Crallo.
Community: Coychurch Lower (Llangrallo Isaf)
Community: Coychurch Lower
Built-Up Area: Bridgend
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Medieval churchyard crosses served both to sanctify the churchyard for burial before the custom of individual churchyard monuments developed after the Reformation and as a focus for preachers especially of the itinerant orders.
A large and high churchyard cross of finely coursed and finished stone, consisting of a hexagonal block of 5 steps, each tier comprising a stone step with a moulded edge; the plinth is a large broached hexagonal block on a shallow splayed base; octagonal shaft is tapered, with weathered stops and a later square sundial of 1715 in place of former cross head.
Listed II*as an almost complete late medieval monument of unusual size, and for group value with the Church of St Crallo, the group of 3 table tombs, and the tombstone of Thomas Richards.
Scheduled Ancient Monument: GM212(BRI)
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