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Latitude: 51.5394 / 51°32'21"N
Longitude: -3.5918 / 3°35'30"W
OS Eastings: 289702
OS Northings: 183480
OS Grid: SS897834
Mapcode National: GBR HC.GC7Y
Mapcode Global: VH5HB.PKJR
Plus Code: 9C3RGCQ5+Q7
Entry Name: Churchyard cross socket in Llansantffraid churchyard
Listing Date: 22 July 1998
Last Amended: 22 July 1998
Source ID: 20181
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: E of the church adjacent to the EW path through the churchyard.
Community: St. Bride's Minor (Llansanffraid-ar-Ogwr)
Community: St Brides Minor
Built-Up Area: Sarn
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Medieval cross socket unlikely to be in its original position as nearby ground has clearly been lowered and the socket is without the usual high stepped base, though traces of this latter may still exist in the churchyard. Churchyard crosses had a number of functions including acting as the focus for liturgical processions, designating the sanctity of the churchyard before individual churchyard monuments proliferated after the Reformation, and as a venue for itinerant preachers.
A roughly square socket stone broached to hold an octagonal shaft a small portion of which is set within the socket.
Included for its historic interest and for group value with the churchyard monuments and the church.
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