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Churchyard Cross, 5 Metres South of Porch, Church of St Mary, Stringston

Description: Churchyard Cross, 5 Metres South of Porch, Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 265257

OS Grid Reference: ST1764542390
OS Grid Coordinates: 317645, 142390
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1748, -3.1794

Location: Stringston, Somerset TA5 1SX

Locality: Stringston
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1SX

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Listing Text


6/197 Churchyard Cross, 5 metres South
of porch, Church of St Mary



Churchyard Cross. Late C14, restored early C20. Sandstone and concrete. Two stage calvary, octagon on wide square
plinth with broached corners forming octagon and octagonal tapering shaft, broached corners and metal ties renewed with
concrete. Surmounted by abacus, richly carved with foliage, carrying a pierced head likewise very richly ornamented
and now somewhat eroded. According to Pooley, each face is embellished with a pair of trefoil headed canopied niches
divided by a mullion which on the East side is enlarged to form the Holy Rood and on the West the Virgin and child.
The North and South faces have a bishop and a knight respectively in canopied niches. A rare example of this highly
ornamental type of churchyard cross. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No. 250). (Photograph in NMR; Pooley,
Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST1764542390

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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