Description: Churchyard Cross About 10 Metres South East of Chancel, Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 271023
OS Grid Reference: ST1600426457
OS Grid Coordinates: 316004, 126457
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0313, -3.1992
There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Heathfield, 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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Churchyard cross about 10 metres
South-East of chancel, Church of
St John the Baptist
(previously listed under Norton
Churchyard cross, Late C13, restored c1869. Red sandstone with Ham stone sculpture.
Restored octagonal 2 stage calvary,square shaft with corners cut into square angle
shafts with caps and bases of fillet moulding; tapering square shaft,bevelled corners
and fillet mouldings at base and top of broken shaft, about 3 metres high. The East face
is enriched with a crocketed niche containing a headless male figure in flowing robes,
thought perhaps to be a Prior of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (the previous patrons
of the Church), standing on a such eroded angle corbel, the angel is said to be holding
a shield with a wreath below. The whole is much eroded since Pooley described it in 1877.
Scheduled Ancient Monument(Somerset County No 443).Pooley,Old Crosses of Somerset,1877).
Listing NGR: ST1600426457
Source: English Heritage
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