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Cross in St Govan's churchyard, Raglan

Description: Cross in St Govan's churchyard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 2001
Cadw Building ID: 24722

OS Grid Coordinates: 345680, 205473
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7449, -2.7869

Location: Raglan, Usk, Monmouthshire NP25 4BU

Locality: Raglan
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP25 4BU

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Listing Text

Location
Prominently sited in the elevated churchyard of St Govan's church, to the S side of the church some 10m SE of the porch.

History
The medieval cross base was given a new shaft and sculptured head in 1903 by Mrs. Earnshaw of Court St. Lawrence to commemorate her son Harry Popplewell Earnshaw killed 1896 aged 26 during the attack on Gatyis Kraal, Marandellas, South Africa.

Interior

Exterior
Stone preaching cross. High medieval base of five steps with early C20 weathered inscription carved into the third step recording the restoration in 1903. Square medieval cross-base broached to octagonal, the broaches of a curved keel profile. Early C20 Forest of Dean stone cross with tapering octagonal shaft with broached foot, carved capital and relief sculpture above each side in cinquefoil-cusped frames. Crucifixion on the W face and St Govan, crowned and holding a model of a church, on the E face. Ogee crocketted top.

Reason for Listing
Inlcuded as a fine early C20 cross on a stepped medieval base, and for group value with the church of St. Govan.

References
Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire: The Hundred of Trellech, 1911, p. 203.

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.

Notes:
Prominently sited in the elevated churchyard of St Govan's church, to the S side of the church some 10m SE of the porch.

Source: Cadw

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