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Churchyard Cross in St David's churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Laleston, Bridgend

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19241

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the S side of the church near the porch.

County: Bridgend

Community: Laleston (Trelales)

Community: Laleston

Built-Up Area: Trelales

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a medieval churchyard cross which is mostly intact and for group value with the church of St David and Cliff Cottage.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St David
    In the centre of the village, on a slight rise above the High Street. Church stands in a roughly circular churchyard surrounded by rubble wall with wrought iron gates S and E.
  • II Cliff Cottage
    Opposite W end of Church of St David and on a rise above High Street.
  • II* Ty Mawr aka The Great House
    On the main village thoroughfare a short distance SW of the Church of St David.
  • II The Laleston Inn
    In the village centre just N of the church and directly fronting the street.
  • II Milepost
    Nearly opposite Ty Mawr on the N side of the main village throughfare.
  • II The Oystercatcher Public House
    Just E of village centre facing main thoroughfare.
  • II Village Farm House
    Near the centre of the village a little E of the church and facing the main village throughfare on a corner of a small lane.
  • II Former Horeb Welsh Presbyterian Church
    On the E edge of the village, side onto the main thoroughfare.

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