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Memorial Cross to Dean William Conybeare

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4955 / 51°29'43"N

Longitude: -3.2177 / 3°13'3"W

OS Eastings: 315562

OS Northings: 178094

OS Grid: ST155780

Mapcode National: GBR K7F.HW

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5NSY

Entry Name: Memorial Cross to Dean William Conybeare

Listing Date: 30 June 2003

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81271

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the Cathedral Churchyard outside the south choir aisle.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected in 1867 as a memorial to Dean William Daniel Conybeare and designed by his son Henry Conybeare. It is modelled on the medieval churchyard crosses at Llangan and St. Donats. Dean Conybeare was Dean of Llandaff 1846-57, an important period for the restoration of the Cathedral.

Exterior

Steps of local stone, shaft of white Mansfield stone. High square platform with moulded lip. This carries four diminishing steps, the top one being octagonal. Socket-stone with small buttresses to the corners, tall tapering shaft going from square to octagonal, carved cross-head. The cross-head carries reliefs of the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its historic interest as a memorial cross in the medieval style to William Conybeare (Dean of Llandaff 1846-57) who was principally responsible for the restoration of Llandaff Cathedral.

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