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Churchyard Cross in St James' churchyard, Pyle

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5303 / 51°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.6945 / 3°41'40"W

OS Eastings: 282557

OS Northings: 182629

OS Grid: SS825826

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GX07

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XS7Q

Plus Code: 9C3RG8J4+46

Entry Name: Churchyard Cross in St James' churchyard, Pyle

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19173

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The church of St James is at the N end of the village of Pyle. The churchyard cross is set approximately 9m S of the S porch.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Pyle

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The base is medieval, the head and shaft a restoration of 1925. Probably a preaching cross pre-dating the building of the present church at this spot in 1471.


Limestone. The medieval base of 4 high steps, the lower having a projecting nosing, totalling approximately 3.3m square. The top step carries a square plinth with a hollow chamfered skirt and a chamfered top, on which is mounted a tapered square section shaft, the angles chamfered, rising approximately 3m to a decorated capital. The shaft and crucifix head are a replacement of 1925. Two sections of the original shaft lie by the W side of the porch.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial example of a relatively rare type of monument surviving from the middle ages. Of group value with St James' Church.

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