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Cross in St Govan's churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Raglan, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7453 / 51°44'43"N

Longitude: -2.7882 / 2°47'17"W

OS Eastings: 345678

OS Northings: 205474

OS Grid: SO456054

Mapcode National: GBR JG.19C7

Mapcode Global: VH79Q.MDCD

Plus Code: 9C3VP6W6+4P

Entry Name: Cross in St Govan's churchyard

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24722

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently sited in the elevated churchyard of St Govan's church, to the S side of the church some 10m SE of the porch.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Raglan (Rhaglan)

Community: Raglan

Locality: Llangoven

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Tagged with: Christian cross

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The medieval cross base was given a new shaft and sculptured head in 1903 by Mrs. Earnshaw of Court St. Lawrence to commemorate her son Harry Popplewell Earnshaw killed 1896 aged 26 during the attack on Gatyis Kraal, Marandellas, South Africa.


Stone preaching cross. High medieval base of five steps with early C20 weathered inscription carved into the third step recording the restoration in 1903. Square medieval cross-base broached to octagonal, the broaches of a curved keel profile. Early C20 Forest of Dean stone cross with tapering octagonal shaft with broached foot, carved capital and relief sculpture above each side in cinquefoil-cusped frames. Crucifixion on the W face and St Govan, crowned and holding a model of a church, on the E face. Ogee crocketted top.

Reasons for Listing

Inlcuded as a fine early C20 cross on a stepped medieval base, and for group value with the church of St. Govan.

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  • II* Church of St Govan
    Situated in isolated site above Church Farm, about 2.5 km s of Penyclawdd church on minor lane to Llanishen.
  • II Robert Vaux monument in St Govan's churchyard
    Situated some 5m N of the NE corner of the nave of St Govan's church.
  • II Outbuilding to S of Church Farmhouse
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  • II Church Farmhouse
    Situated at right angles to the road through Llangoven and on the opposite side of the road from the parish church of St Govan.
  • II Stable at Court St Lawrence
    Approached by a private drive of 0.5km entered from near the turning to Llangoven from the Pen-y-clawdd road. the stable block is located adjacent to the drive and opposite the entrance to the courtya
  • II Court St Lawrence
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  • II* Tregeiriog Farmhouse
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  • II Old House including attached outbuildings
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