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Latitude: 51.5063 / 51°30'22"N
Longitude: -3.6218 / 3°37'18"W
OS Eastings: 287540
OS Northings: 179845
OS Grid: SS875798
Mapcode National: GBR HB.J9QQ
Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.5DNL
Entry Name: Churchyard Cross in St David's churchyard
Listing Date: 29 January 1998
Last Amended: 29 January 1998
Source ID: 19241
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: On the S side of the church near the porch.
Community: Laleston (Trelales)
Built-Up Area: Trelales
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Churchyard crosses mostly date from the medieval period and acted as a site for preaching especially for the itinerant orders, a focus of liurgical processions and to sanctify the churchyard for burial before the development of individual graveyard monuments after the Reformation. Top of shaft has been remodelled, creating a knob finial possibly from the base of a former crucifix.
Consists of 3 rectangular steps, deep square hipped plinth stone with slender shaft broached at base; shaft weathered though appears formerly octagonal, now ending in a knob.
Listed as a medieval churchyard cross which is mostly intact and for group value with the church of St David and Cliff Cottage.
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