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Cross in Churchyard, Church of St Mary, Bishop's Lydeard

Description: Cross in Churchyard, Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270228

OS Grid Reference: ST1676229732
OS Grid Coordinates: 316762, 129732
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0609, -3.1891

Location: Church Street, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset TA4 3AT

Locality: Bishop's Lydeard
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3AT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Two Crosses in St Mary's 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


10/16 Cross in Churchyard, Church of St
(formerly listed as churchyard



Cross C14 mid C19 addition. Red sandstone ashlar and Ham stone carved panels, about 6 metres high. Octagonal in plan,
3 steps with chamfered nosing and offsets at base, socket with oblong sunk panels enriched with figures, representing
the Apostles and scenes from the life Christ. Octagonal shaft with tripartite, trefoil headed sculptural niche
containing central figure reputed to be John the Baptist flanked by a monk and a bishop. The shaft is surmounted by a
mid C19 cross. The sculptural panels are an unusual feature and Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877 describes it as
"an unrivalled example of Fourteenth Century work", (Photographs in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1676129733

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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