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Churchyard cross socket in Llansantffraid churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Sarn, Bridgend

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20181

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: E of the church adjacent to the EW path through the churchyard.

County: Bridgend

Community: St. Bride's Minor (Llansanffraid-ar-Ogwr)

Community: St Brides Minor

Locality: Sarn

Built-Up Area: Sarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

A roughly square socket stone broached to hold an octagonal shaft a small portion of which is set within the socket.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its historic interest and for group value with the churchyard monuments and the church.

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