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Preaching cross in St Nicholas' Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5749 / 51°34'29"N

Longitude: -4.1481 / 4°8'53"W

OS Eastings: 251240

OS Northings: 188407

OS Grid: SS512884

Mapcode National: GBR GT.1RWS

Mapcode Global: VH4KD.1PY2

Entry Name: Preaching cross in St Nicholas' Churchyard

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23545

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the south-west corner of St Nicholas' Church

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Nicholaston

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Preaching cross designed by George E Halliday, together with the church of St Nicholas, on the commission of Miss Olive Talbot of Penrice. A fragment of the original C14 or C15 cross was found during the rebuilding of the church, and was taken as the exemplar, with octagonal shaft and arms and a cusped decoration in the angles. The carving is by William Clarke of Llandaff.


A stone preaching cross on a Calvary of three steps with a large plinth block, the latter changing from square to octagonal. The shaft is also square at foot, changing to octagonal, and carries octagonal cross arms. On the east side is the figure of Christ and on the west side a corresponding bracket with the Virgin and Child.

Reasons for Listing

A fine late C19 interpretation of a late mediaeval preaching cross, associated with the Gothic Revival restoration of St Nicholas' Church.

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