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Latitude: 51.9069 / 51°54'24"N
Longitude: -3.1925 / 3°11'33"W
OS Eastings: 318057
OS Northings: 223827
OS Grid: SO180238
Mapcode National: GBR YY.Q2Q4
Mapcode Global: VH6C8.MB3H
Entry Name: Base of cross shaft in church yard at Church of St Michael
Listing Date: 21 October 1998
Last Amended: 21 October 1998
Source ID: 20618
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: In burial ground on S side of Cwmdu church.
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Medieval cross shaft (probably C14) re-set on a new plinth in 1831-33 with a sundial on top.
The cross shaft base is square with broach stops to the angles (where it turns octagonal to carry the former cross shaft), and stands on a C19 stepped plinth of hammer-dressed stone. Above the base is the shaft of a sun dial, which is also square in plan with chamfers and broach stops, and has an octagonal top, although the dial and gnomon are now missing.
A good example of components of a medieval preaching cross and having group value with the church.
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