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Base of cross shaft in church yard at Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20618

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In burial ground on S side of Cwmdu church.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine

Locality: Cwmdu

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Medieval cross shaft (probably C14) re-set on a new plinth in 1831-33 with a sundial on top.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of components of a medieval preaching cross and having group value with the church.

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