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Churchyard Cross, About 5 Metres South of Nave, Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha, Broadway

Description: Churchyard Cross, About 5 Metres South of Nave, Church of St Aldhelm and St Eadburgha

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 264066

OS Grid Reference: ST3296315896
OS Grid Coordinates: 332963, 115896
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9386, -2.9554

Location: Broadway, Somerset TA19 9RH

Locality: Broadway
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA19 9RH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St Aldhelm and St Eadburga Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


11/11 Churchyard cross, about 5m south
of nave, Church of t Aldhelm and
St Eadburha


Churchyard cross, Late Cl3-early C14, restored late C19 and cl965. Ham stone, renewed square plinth with chamfered
cornice and base, renewed square base for medieval socket broached to an octagon with square shafts at each corner,
tapering octagonal shaft with moulded fillet and crocketed niche on west face containing unidentified figure standing
on a bracket which forms a canopy for the figure below. The shaft is weatherworn and the other sides are plain. Pooley
illustrates the cross prior to restoration and described the upper figure as a man wearing "a long full robe which
reaches to the ground, but is raised to show the left foot advanced. He holds some object in each hand but of what
nature can not be made out. The lower figure is clearly that of an ecclesiastic in the garb of a pilgrim, bare-headed
with a short staff in his right hand, and a wallet hanging at his left side". Scheduled Ancient Monument, (Somerset
County No 296]. (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST3296015896

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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