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Churchyard Cross in Coychurch Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coychurch Lower (Llangrallo Isaf), Bridgend

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Bridgend

Community: Coychurch Lower (Llangrallo Isaf)

Community: Coychurch Lower

Locality: Coychurch

Built-Up Area: Bridgend

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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